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# A Sprint bond has a face value of \$1,000, a coupon rate of 7.75%, with coupons...

1. A Sprint bond has a face value of \$1,000, a coupon rate of 7.75%, with coupons paid semi-annually, and 15 years to maturity. If the effective annual return for bonds of comparable risk is 7.75%, the price that you should be willing to pay for this bond is

The value of the bond is computed as shown below:

The coupon payment is computed as follows:

= 7.75% / 2 x \$ 1,000 (Since the payments are semi annually, hence divided by 2)

= \$ 38.75

The YTM will be as follows:

= 7.75% / 2 (Since the payments are semi annually, hence divided by 2)

= 3.875% or 0.03875

N will be as follows:

= 15 x 2 (Since the payments are semi annually, hence multiplied by 2)

= 30

So, the price of the bond is computed as follows:

Bonds Price = Coupon payment x [ [ (1 - 1 / (1 + r)n ] / r ] + Par value / (1 + r)n

= \$ 38.75 x [ [ (1 - 1 / (1 + 0.03875)30 ] / 0.03875 ] + \$ 1,000 / 1.0387530

= \$ 38.75 x 17.55752976  + \$ 319.6457219

= \$ 1,000

We can also apply the concept that whenever the coupon rate and yield to maturity is same, then the bond always trades at par value.

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