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# A bond for the Chelle Corporation has the following characteristics: Maturity - 12 years Coupon -...

A bond for the Chelle Corporation has the following characteristics:

Maturity - 12 years
Coupon - 9%
Yield to maturity - 7.50%
Macaulay duration - 7.83 years
Convexity - 76.81
Noncallable

Assume bond pays interest semiannually. Use only the data provided in the table above (in the problem statement) for your calculations.

When rates decline, the price of callable bond increases at a -Select-slowerhigherItem 5 rate than the price of noncallable bond.

1. Calculate the approximate price change for this bond using only its duration, assuming its yield to maturity increased by 200 basis points. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places. Use a minus sign to enter negative value, if any.

Percentage change in price:   %

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2. Calculate the approximate price change for this bond, using only duration, if its yield to maturity declined by 400 basis points. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places. Use a minus sign to enter negative value, if any.

Percentage change in price:   %

3. Calculate the approximate price change for this bond using both duration and convexity in the computation, once again assuming that its yield to maturity declined by 400 basis points. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places. Use a minus sign to enter negative value, if any.

Percentage change in price:   %

4. Discuss (without calculations) what would happen to your estimate of the price change if this was a callable bond.  #### Earn Coins

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