Question

Suppose that you purchased a bond with a 4.9 percent coupon rate for $930 today. The bond matures in ten years and makes semiannual coupon payments.

Required:

a. What rate of return, expressed as an APR, do you expect to earn on your investment if you plan to hold it until maturity?

b. Two years from now, the yield-to-maturity on your bond has declined by 1 percentage point, and you decide to sell. How much will you get for your bond?

c. What is the holding-period-yield (the IRR) on your investment? Please express it as an APR.

Answer #1

b.Suppose a ten-year, $1,000 bond with an 8.8% coupon rate and
semiannual coupons is trading for $1,035.87.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.6% APR, what
will be the bond's price?
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bond with 10 years until maturity, a face value of $1,000, and a
coupon rate of 7.6% (annual payments). The yield to...

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rate you earn on your investment if interest rates don't change. If
you actually sell the bond before it matures, your realized return
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semiannual coupons is trading for %1,035.49.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.9% APR, what
will be the bond's price?
2) Suppose a seven-year, $1,000 bond with an 8.2% coupon rate
and semiannual coupons is trading with a yield to maturity of
6.63%.
a. If the yield to maturity of...

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maturity and if interest rates don't change. If you actually sell
the bond before it matures, your realized return is known as the
holding period yield (HPY).
a. Suppose that today you buy a bond with an
annual coupon rate of 6 percent for $1,150. The bond has 20 years
to maturity. What rate of return do you expect to earn on your
investment? (Do not...

Suppose a ten-year, $ 1,000 bond with an 8.9 % coupon rate and
semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1,034.56
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.9 % APR, what
will be the bond's price?

Suppose a ten-year, $ 1,000 bond with an 8.6 % coupon rate and
semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1,034.39.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.1 % APR, what
will be the bond's price?

Suppose a ten-year, $ 1,000 bond with an 8.6 % coupon rate and
semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1035.31.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)? b. If the bond's yield to maturity
changes to 9.4 % APR, what will be the bond's price?

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semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1035.35.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.5 % APR, what
will be the bond's price?

Suppose a ten-year, $ 1,000 bond with an 8.6 % coupon rate and
semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1,035.77.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.4 % APR, what
will be the bond's price?

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semiannual coupons is trading for $ 1035.72
.
a. What is the bond's yield to maturity (expressed as an APR
with semiannual compounding)?
b. If the bond's yield to maturity changes to 9.3 % APR, what
will be the bond's price?

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