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Indicate whether each of the following actions will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity: a. The bond’s price increases. b. The bond is downgraded by the rating agencies. c. A change in the bankruptcy code makes it more difficult for bondholders to receive payments in the event the firm declares bankruptcy. d. The economy seems to be shifting from a boom to a recession. Discuss the effects of the firm’s credit strength in your answer. e. Investors learn that the bonds are subordinated to another debt issue.

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Chapter 7, Problem 8Q
Textbook Problem

Indicate whether each of the following actions will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity:

  1. a. The bond’s price increases.
  2. b. The bond is downgraded by the rating agencies.
  3. c. A change in the bankruptcy code makes it more difficult for bondholders to receive payments in the event the firm declares bankruptcy.
  4. d. The economy seems to be shifting from a boom to a recession. Discuss the effects of the firm’s credit strength in your answer.
  5. e. Investors learn that the bonds are subordinated to another debt issue.

Expert Solution

a.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity:

It refers to the rate of interest earned till the maturity of the bond by the bond holder.

Explanation of Solution

  • There is an opposite relationship between the bond’s price and yield to maturity...
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b.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity:

It refers to the rate of interest earned till the maturity of the bond by the bond holder.

Expert Solution

c.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity:

It refers to the rate of interest earned till the maturity of the bond by the bond holder.

Expert Solution

d.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity:

It refers to the rate of interest earned till the maturity of the bond by the bond holder.

Expert Solution

e.

Summary Introduction

To identify: Whether the given statement will increase or decrease a bond’s yield to maturity.

Yield to Maturity:

It refers to the rate of interest earned till the maturity of the bond by the bond holder.

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