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# A semiannual coupon bond was issued 5 years ago today with a maturity of 20 years....

A semiannual coupon bond was issued 5 years ago today with a maturity of 20 years. Its coupon rate is 8% and par value \$1,000. What is the current (today) bond price if the market interest is 6%?

\$1,196

\$1,000

\$1,085.30

\$1,231.15

Information provided:

Face value= future value= \$1,000

Time= 20 years - 5 years= 15 years*2= 30 semi-annual periods

Coupon rate= 8%/2= 4%

Coupon payment= 0.04*1,000= \$40

Yield to maturity= 6%/2= 3%

The current price of the bond is calculated by computing the present value.

Enter the below in a financial calculator to compute the present value:

FV= 1,000

PMT= 40

I/Y= 3

N= 30

Press the CPT key and PV to compute the present value.

The value obtained is 1,196.

Therefore, the current price of the bond is \$1,196.

Hence, the answer is option a.

In case of any query, kindly comment on the solution.

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