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YIELD CURVES Assume that yields on U.S. Treasury securities were as follows:

Term Rate
6 months 4.69%
1 year 5.49
2 years 5.66
3 years 5.71
4 years 5.89
5 years 6.05
10 years 6.12
20 years 6.64
30 years 6.76
  1. a. Plot a yield curve based on these data.
  2. b. What type of yield curve is shown?
  3. c. What information does this graph tell you?
  4. d. Based on this yield curve, if you needed to borrow money for longer than 1 year, would it make sense for you to borrow short term and renew the loan or borrow Long term? Explain.

a.

Summary Introduction

To prepare: The yield curve.

Yield Curve: The graphical representation of expected return, provided by the company to its investors during the year is known as yield curve.

Explanation

The expected yield curve

Fig 1

b.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The type of yield curve of the given data.

Normal Yield Curve:

A yield curve, which shows the low yield for the short-term bonds and high yield for the long-term debt is known as a normal yield curve.

c.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The analysis derived from the graph.

d.

Summary Introduction

To explain: Whether the better option is to borrow short-term debt or the long-term debt.

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