# 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.

### Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

15th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337395250

### Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

15th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337395250

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Chapter 7, Problem 8Q
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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