Bonds of Francesca Corporation with a par value of $1,000 sell for $960, mature in five years, and have a 7 percent annual coupon rate paid semiannually. Calculate:a. Current yield           b. Yield to maturity, to the nearest basis point (that is, x.xx percent)      c. Horizon yield (or realized return) for an investor with a three-year holding period and a reinvestment rate of 6 percent over the period. At the end of three years, the 7 percent coupon bonds with two years remaining will sell to yield 7 percent.

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Bonds of Francesca Corporation with a par value of $1,000 sell for $960, mature in five years, and have a 7 percent annual coupon rate paid semiannually. Calculate:
a. Current yield                      
b. Yield to maturity, to the nearest basis point (that is, x.xx percent)            
c. Horizon yield (or realized return) for an investor with a three-year holding period and a reinvestment rate of 6 percent over the period. At the end of three years, the 7 percent coupon bonds with two years remaining will sell to yield 7 percent.
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Step 1

We have :

Fac Value of the bond : $1,000

Current Market Price : $960

Years to Maturity : 5 years

Coupon Rate : 7%, paid semi-annually

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Step 2

a. We calculate current yield in this step.

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Step 3

b. Yield to maturity refers to that interest rate that equates the c...

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