Suppose a 10-year, 10% semiannual coupon bond with a par value of 1,000 is currently selling for 1,135.90, producing a nominal yield to maturity of 8%. However, the bond can be called after 5 years for a price of 1,050. (1) What is the bonds nominal yield to call (YTC)? (2) If you bought this bond, do you think you would be more likely to earn the YTM or the YTC? Why?
Bond Yields and Rates of Return A 10-year, 12% semiannual coupon bond with a par value of 1,000 may be called in 4 years at a call price of 1,060. The bond sells for 1,100. (Assume that the bond has just been issued.) a. What is the bonds yield to maturity? b. What is the bonds current yield? c. What is the bonds capital gain or loss yield? d. What is the bonds yield to call?
Current Yield with Semiannual Payments A bond that matures in 7 years sells for $1,020. The bond has a face value of $1,000 and a yield to maturity of 10.5883%. The bond pays coupons semiannually. What is the bond’s current yield?
What would be the value of the bond described in Part d if, just after it had been issued, the expected inflation rate rose by 3 percentage points, causing investors to require a 13% return? Would we now have a discount or a premium bond? What would happen to the bond’s value if inflation fell and rd declined to 7%? Would we now have a premium or a discount bond? What would happen to the value of the 10-year bond over time if the required rate of return remained at 13%? If it remained at 7%? (Hint: With a financial calculator, enter PMT, I/YR, FV, and N, and then change N to see what happens to the PV as the bond approaches maturity.)
Bond Value as Maturity Approaches An investor has two bonds in his portfolio. Each bond matures in 4 years, has a face value of 1,000, and has a yield to maturity equal to 9.6%. One bond, Bond C, pays an annual coupon of 10%; the other bond, Bond Z, is a zero coupon bond. Assuming that the yield to maturity of each bond remains at 9.6% over the next 4 years, what will be the price of each of the bonds at the following time periods? Fill in the following table:
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