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What is the discount yield, bond equivalent yield, and effective annual return on a $1 million Tbill that currently sells at 96.375 percent of its face value and is 75 days from maturity? (Use 360 days for discount yield and 365 days in a year for bond equivalent yield and effective annual return. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 3 decimal places. (e.g., 32.161))

2 Calculate the bond equivalent yield and effective annual return on fed funds that are 25 days from maturity and have a quoted yield of 0.21 percent. (Use 365 days in a year. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 4 decimal places. (e.g., 32.1616))

1. a). Discount Yield = [(par value  purchase price)/par value] * 360/days to maturity
= [($1,000,000  $963,750) / $1,000,000] * 360/75
= [$36,250/$1,000,000] * 4.8
= 0.03625 * 4.8 = 0.174, or 17.4%
b). Bond Equivalent Yield = [(par value  purchase price)/purchase price] * 365/days to maturity
= [($1,000,000  $963,750) / $963,750] * 365/75
= [$36,250/$963,750] * 4.87
= 0.03761 * 4.8 = 0.18305, or 18.305%
c). Effective annual return = [1 + {BEY / (365/days to maturity)}]^{(365/days to maturity)}  1
= [1 + {0.18305 / (365/75)}]^{(365/75)}  1
= [1.03761]^{4.8667}  1 = 1.19685  1 = 0.19685, or 19.685%
2). a). BEY = Nominal Yield(365/360)
= 0.21%(365/360) = 0.2129%
b). Effective annual return = [1 + {BEY / (365/days to maturity)}]^{(365/days to maturity)}  1
= [1 + {0.002129 / (365/25)}]^{(365/25)}  1
^{ } = [1.000146]^{14.6}  1 = 1.002131  1 = 0.002131, or 0.2131%
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