Chapter 14  Bond Prices and Yields
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Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields

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Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields Multiple Choice Questions 1. The current yield on a bond is equal to ________. A) annual interest divided by the current market price B) the yield to maturity C) annual interest divided by the par value D) the internal rate of return E) none of the above Answer: A Difficulty: Easy Rationale: A is current yield and is quoted as such in the financial press. 2. If a 7% coupon bond is...

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14 Chapter Bond Prices and Yields Multiple Choice Questions 1. The current yield on a bond is equal to ________. A) annual interest divided by the current market price B) the yield to maturity C) annual interest divided by the par value D) the internal rate of return E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: A is current yield and is quoted as such in the financial press. 2. If a 7% coupon bond is trading for $975.00, it has a current yield of ____________ percent. A) 7.00 B) 6.53 C) 7.24 D) 8.53 E) 7.18 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 70/975 = 7.18. 3. If a 6% coupon bond is trading for $950.00, it has a current yield of ____________ percent. A) 6.5 B) 6.3 C) 6.1 D) 6.0 E) 6.6 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 60/950 = 6.3. 41 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 4. If an 8% coupon bond is trading for $1025.00, it has a current yield of ____________ percent. A) 7.8 B) 8.7 C) 7.6 D) 7.9 E) 8.1 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 80/1025 = 7.8. 5. If a 7.5% coupon bond is trading for $1050.00, it has a current yield of ____________ percent. A) 7.0 B) 7.4 C) 7.1 D) 6.9 E) 6.7 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 75/1050 = 7.1. 6. A coupon bond pays annual interest, has a par value of $1,000, matures in 4 years, has a coupon rate of 10%, and has a yield to maturity of 12%. The current yield on this bond is ___________. A) 10.65% B) 10.45% C) 10.95% D) 10.52% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, n = 4, PMT = 100, i = 12, PV= 939.25; $100 / $939.25 = 10.65%. 42 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 7. A coupon bond pays annual interest, has a par value of $1,000, matures in 12 years, has a coupon rate of 11%, and has a yield to maturity of 12%. The current yield on this bond is ___________. A) 10.39% B) 10.43% C) 10.58% D) 10.66% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, n = 12, PMT = 110, i = 12, PV= 938.06; $100 / $938.06 = 10.66%. 8. Of the following four investments, ________ is considered the safest. A) commercial paper B) corporate bonds C) U. S. Agency issues D) Treasury bonds E) Treasury bills Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Only Treasury issues are insured by the U. S. government; the shorter-term the instrument, the safer the instrument. 9. To earn a high rating from the bond rating agencies, a firm should have A) a low times interest earned ratio B) a low debt to equity ratio C) a high quick ratio D) B and C E) A and C Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: High values for the times interest and quick ratios and a low debt to equity ratio are desirable indicators of safety. 43 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 10. At issue, coupon bonds typically sell ________. A) above par value B) below par C) at or near par value D) at a value unrelated to par E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: If the investment banker has appraised the market and the quality of the bond correctly, the bond will sell at or near par (unless interest rates have changed very dramatically and very quickly around the time of issuance). 11. Accrued interest A) is quoted in the bond price in the financial press. B) must be paid by the buyer of the bond and remitted to the seller of the bond. C) must be paid to the broker for the inconvenience of selling bonds between maturity dates. D) A and B. E) A and C. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Accrued interest must be paid by the buyer, but is not included in the quotations page price. 12. The invoice price of a bond that a buyer would pay is equal to A) the asked price plus accrued interest. B) the asked price less accrued interest. C) the bid price plus accrued interest. D) the bid price less accrued interest. E) the bid price. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The buyer of a bond will buy at the asked price and will also be invoiced for any accrued interest due to the seller. 44 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 13. An 8% coupon U. S. Treasury note pays interest on May 30 and November 30 and is traded for settlement on August 15. The accrued interest on the $100,000 face value of this note is _________. A) $491.80 B) $800.00 C) $983.61 D) $1,661.20 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: 76/183($4,000) = $1,661.20. Approximation: .08/12*100,000=666.67 per month. 666.67/month * 2.5 months = 1.666.67. 14. A coupon bond is reported as having an ask price of 113% of the $1,000 par value in the Wall Street Journal. If the last interest payment was made two months ago and the coupon rate is 12%, the invoice price of the bond will be ____________. A) $1,100 B) $1,110 C) $1,150 D) $1,160 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,130 + $20 (accrued interest) = $1,150. 15. The bonds of Ford Motor Company have received a rating of "D" by Moody's. The "D" rating indicates A) the bonds are insured B) the bonds are junk bonds C) the bonds are referred to as "high yield" bonds D) A and B E) B and C Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: D ratings are risky bonds, often called junk bonds (or high yield bonds by those marketing such bonds). 45 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 16. The bond market A) can be quite "thin". B) primarily consists of a network of bond dealers in the over the counter market. C) consists of many investors on any given day. D) A and B. E) B and C. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The bond market, unlike the stock market, can be a very thinly traded market. In addition, most bonds are traded by dealers. 17. Ceteris paribus, the price and yield on a bond are A) positively related. B) negatively related. C) sometimes positively and sometimes negatively related. E) not related. E) indefinitely related. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Bond prices and yields are inversely related. 18. The ______ is a measure of the average rate of return an investor will earn if the investor buys the bond now and holds until maturity. A) current yield B) dividend yield C) P/E ratio D) yield to maturity E) discount yield Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The current yield is the annual interest as a percent of current market price; the other choices do not apply to bonds. 46 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 19. The _________ gives the number of shares for which each convertible bond can be exchanged. A) conversion ratio B) current ratio C) P/E ratio D) conversion premium E) convertible floor Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The conversion premium is the amount for which the bond sells above conversion value; the price of bond as a straight bond provides the floor. The other terms are not specifically relevant to convertible bonds. 20. A coupon bond is a bond that _________. A) pays interest on a regular basis (typically every six months) B) does not pay interest on a regular basis but pays a lump sum at maturity C) can always be converted into a specific number of shares of common stock in the issuing company D) always sells at par E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: A coupon bond will pay the coupon rate of interest on a semiannual basis unless the firm defaults on the bond. Convertible bonds are specific types of bonds. 21. A ___________ bond is a bond where the bondholder has the right to cash in the bond before maturity at a specified price after a specific date. A) callable B) coupon C) put D) Treasury E) zero-coupon Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Any bond may be redeemed prior to maturity, but all bonds other than put bonds are redeemed at a price determined by the prevailing interest rates. 47 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 22. Callable bonds A) are called when interest rates decline appreciably. B) have a call price that declines as time passes. C) are called when interest rates increase appreciably. D) A and B. E) B and C. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Callable bonds often are refunded (called) when interest rates decline appreciably. The call price of the bond (approximately par and one year's coupon payment) declines to par as time passes and maturity is reached. 23. A Treasury bond due in one year has a yield of 5.7%; a Treasury bond due in 5 years has a yield of 6.2%. A bond issued by Ford Motor Company due in 5 years has a yield of 7.5%; a bond issued by Shell Oil due in one year has a yield of 6.5%. The default risk premiums on the bonds issued by Shell and Ford, respectively, are A) 1.0% and 1.2% B) 0.7% and 1.5% C) 1.2% and 1.0% D) 0.8% and 1.3% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Shell: 6.5% - 5.7% = .8%; Ford: 7.5% - 6.2% = 1.3%. 24. A Treasury bond due in one year has a yield of 4.6%; a Treasury bond due in 5 years has a yield of 5.6%. A bond issued by Lucent Technologies due in 5 years has a yield of 8.9%; a bond issued by Mobil due in one year has a yield of 6.2%. The default risk premiums on the bonds issued by Mobil and Lucent Technologies, respectively, are: A) 1.6% and 3.3% B) 0.5% and .7% C) 3.3% and 1.6% D) 0.7% and 0.5% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Mobil: 6.2% - 4.6% = 1.6%; Lucent Technologies: 8.9% - 5.6% = 3.3%. 48 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 25. A Treasury bond due in one year has a yield of 6.2%; a Treasury bond due in 5 years has a yield of 6.7%. A bond issued by Xerox due in 5 years has a yield of 7.9%; a bond issued by Exxon due in one year has a yield of 7.2%. The default risk premiums on the bonds issued by Exxon and Xerox, respectively, are A) 1.0% and 1.2% B) 0.5% and .7% C) 1.2% and 1.0% D) 0.7% and 0.5% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Exxon: 7.2% - 6.2% = 1.0%; Xerox: 7. 9% - 6.7% = 1.2%. 26. Floating-rate bonds are designed to ___________ while convertible bonds are designed to __________. A) minimize the holders' interest rate risk; give the investor the ability to share in the price appreciation of the company's stock B) maximize the holders' interest rate risk; give the investor the ability to share in the price appreciation of the company's stock C) minimize the holders' interest rate risk; give the investor the ability to benefit from interest rate changes D) maximize the holders' interest rate risk; give investor the ability to share in the profits of the issuing company E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Floating rate bonds allow the investor to earn a rate of interest income tied to current interest rates, thus negating one of the major disadvantages of fixed income investments. Convertible bonds allow the investor to benefit from the appreciation of the stock price, either by converting to stock or holding the bond, which will increase in price as the stock price increases. 27. A coupon bond that pays interest annually is selling at par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and has a coupon rate of 9%. The yield to maturity on this bond is: A) 8.0% B) 8.3% C) 9.0% D) 10.0% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: When a bond sells at par value, the coupon rate is equal to the yield to maturity. 49 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 28. A coupon bond that pays interest annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and has a yield to maturity of 10%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be ______ if the coupon rate is 7%. A) $712.99 B) $620.92 C) $1,123.01 D) $886.28 E) $1,000.00 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 70, n = 5, i = 10, PV = 886.28. 29. A coupon bond that pays interest annually, has a par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and has a yield to maturity of 10%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be _________ if the coupon rate is 12%. A) $922.77 B) $924.16 C) $1,075.82 D) $1,077.20 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 120, n = 5, i = 10, PV = 1075.82 30. A coupon bond that pays interest semi-annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and has a yield to maturity of 10%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be __________ if the coupon rate is 8%. A) $922.78 B) $924.16 C) $1,075.80 D) $1,077.20 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 40, n = 10, i = 5, PV = 922.78 50 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 31. A coupon bond that pays interest semi-annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and has a yield to maturity of 10%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be ________ if the coupon rate is 12%. A) $922.77 B) $924.16 C) $1,075.80 D) $1,077.22 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 60, n = 10, i = 5, PV = 1077.22 32. A coupon bond that pays interest of $100 annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 5 years, and is selling today at a $72 discount from par value. The yield to maturity on this bond is __________. A) 6.00% B) 8.33% C) 12.00% D) 60.00% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 5, PV = -928, i = 11.997% 33. You purchased an annual interest coupon bond one year ago that now has 6 years remaining until maturity. The coupon rate of interest was 10% and par value was $1,000. At the time you purchased the bond, the yield to maturity was 8%. The amount you paid for this bond one year ago was A) $1,057.50. B) $1,075.50. C) $1,088.50. D) $1.092.46. E) $1,104.13. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 7, i = 8, PV = 1104.13 51 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 34. You purchased an annual interest coupon bond one year ago that had 6 years remaining to maturity at that time. The coupon interest rate was 10% and the par value was $1,000. At the time you purchased the bond, the yield to maturity was 8%. If you sold the bond after receiving the first interest payment and the yield to maturity continued to be 8%, your annual total rate of return on holding the bond for that year would have been _________. A) 7.00% B) 7.82% C) 8.00% D) 11.95% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 6, i = 8, PV = 1092.46; FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 5, i = 8, PV = 1079.85; HPR = (1079.85 - 1092.46 + 100) / 1092.46 = 8% 35. Consider two bonds, A and B. Both bonds presently are selling at their par value of $1,000. Each pays interest of $120 annually. Bond A will mature in 5 years while bond B will mature in 6 years. If the yields to maturity on the two bonds change from 12% to 10%, ____________. A) both bonds will increase in value, but bond A will increase more than bond B B) both bonds will increase in value, but bond B will increase more than bond A C) both bonds will decrease in value, but bond A will decrease more than bond B D) both bonds will decrease in value, but bond B will decrease more than bond A E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The longer the maturity, the greater the price change when interest rates change. 36. A zero-coupon bond has a yield to maturity of 9% and a par value of $1,000. If the bond matures in 8 years, the bond should sell for a price of _______ today. A) 422.41 B) $501.87 C) $513.16 D) $483.49 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.09)8 = $501.87 52 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 37. You have just purchased a 10-year zero-coupon bond with a yield to maturity of 10% and a par value of $1,000. What would your rate of return at the end of the year be if you sell the bond? Assume the yield to maturity on the bond is 11% at the time you sell. A) 10.00% B) 20.42% C) 13.8% D) 1.4% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.10)10 = $385.54; $1,000/(1.11)9 = $390.92; ($390.92 - $385.54)/ $385.54 = 1.4%. 38. A Treasury bill with a par value of $100,000 due one month from now is selling today for $99,010. The effective annual yield is __________. A) 12.40% B) 12.55% C) 12.62% D) 12.68% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $990/$99,010 = 0.01; (1.01)12 - 1.0 = 12.68%. 39. A Treasury bill with a par value of $100,000 due two months from now is selling today for $98,039, with an effective annual yield of _________. A) 12.40% B) 12.55% C) 12.62% D) 12.68% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,961/$98,039 = 0.02; (1.02)6 - 1 = 12.62%. 53 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 40. A Treasury bill with a par value of $100,000 due three months from now is selling today for $97,087, with an effective annual yield of _________. A) 12.40% B) 12.55% C) 12.62% D) 12.68% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $2,913/$97,087 = 0.03; (1.03)4 - 1.00 = 12.55%. 41. A coupon bond pays interest semi-annually, matures in 5 years, has a par value of $1,000 and a coupon rate of 12%, and an effective annual yield to maturity of 10.25%. The price the bond should sell for today is ________. A) $922.77 B) $924.16 C) $1,075.80 D) $1,077.20 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: (1.1025)1/2 - 1 = 5%, N=10, I=5%, PMT=60, FV=1000, PV=1,077.22. 42. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market price of $850. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $29 and the conversion ratio is 30 shares. The bond's market conversion value is ______. A) $729 B) $810 C) $870 D) $1,000 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 30 shares X $29/share = $870. 54 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 43. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market value of $850. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $27 and the conversion ratio is 30 shares. The bond's conversion premium is _________. A) $40 B) $150 C) $190 D) $200 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $850 - $810 = $40. Use the following to answer questions 44-47: Consider the following $1,000 par value zero-coupon bonds: 44. The yield to maturity on bond A is ____________. A) 10% B) 11% C) 12% D) 14% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: ($1,000 - $909.09)/$909.09 = 10%. 45. The yield to maturity on bond B is _________. A) 10% B) 11% C) 12% D) 14% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: ($1,000 - $811.62)/$811.62 = 0.2321; (1.2321)1/2 - 1.0 = 11%. 55 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 46. The yield to maturity on bond C is ____________. A) 10% B) 11% C) 12% D) 14% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: ($1,000 - $711.78)/$711.78 = 0.404928; (1.404928)1/3 - 1.0 = 12%. 47. The yield to maturity on bond D is _______. A) 10% B) 11% C) 12% D) 14% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: ($1,000 - $635.52)/$635.52 = 0.573515; (1.573515)1/4 - 1.0 = 12%. 48. A 10% coupon bond, annual payments, 10 years to maturity is callable in 3 years at a call price of $1,100. If the bond is selling today for $975, the yield to call is _________. A) 10.26% B) 10.00% C) 9.25% D) 13.98% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1100, n = 3, PMT = 100, PV = -975, i = 13.98%. 49. A 12% coupon bond, semiannual payments, is callable in 5 years. The call price is $1,120; if the bond is selling today for $1,110, what is the yield to call? A) 12.03%. B) 10.86%. C) 10.95%. D) 9.14%. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: YTC = FV = 1120, n = 10, PMT = 60, PV = -1,110m i = 5.48%, 5.48*2=10.95 56 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 50. A 10% coupon, annual payments, bond maturing in 10 years, is expected to make all coupon payments, but to pay only 50% of par value at maturity. What is the expected yield on this bond if the bond is purchased for $975? A) 10.00%. B) 6.68%. C) 11.00%. D) 8.68%. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 500, PMT = 100, n = 10, PV = -975, i = 6.68% 51. You purchased an annual interest coupon bond one year ago with 6 years remaining to maturity at the time of purchase. The coupon interest rate is 10% and par value is $1,000. At the time you purchased the bond, the yield to maturity was 8%. If you sold the bond after receiving the first interest payment and the bond's yield to maturity had changed to 7%, your annual total rate of return on holding the bond for that year would have been _________. A) 7.00% B) 8.00% C) 9.95% D) 11.95% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 6, i = 8, PV = 1092.46; FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 5, i = 7, PV = 1123.01; HPR = (1123.01 - 1092.46 + 100) / 1092.46 = 11.95%. 52. The ________ is used to calculate the present value of a bond. A) nominal yield B) current yield C) yield to maturity D) yield to call E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Yield to maturity is the discount rate used in the bond valuation formula. For callable bonds, yield to call is sometimes the more appropriate calculation for the investor (if interest rates are expected to decrease). 57 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 53. The yield to maturity on a bond is ________. A) below the coupon rate when the bond sells at a discount, and equal to the coupon rate when the bond sells at a premium. B) the discount rate that will set the present value of the payments equal to the bond price. C) based on the assumption that any payments received are reinvested at the coupon rate. D) none of the above. E) A, B, and C. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The reverse of A is true; for C to be true payments must be reinvested at the yield to maturity. 54. A bond will sell at a discount when __________. A) the coupon rate is greater than the current yield and the current yield is greater than yield to maturity B) the coupon rate is greater than yield to maturity C) the coupon rate is less than the current yield and the current yield is greater than the yield to maturity D) the coupon rate is less than the current yield and the current yield is less than yield to maturity E) none of the above is true. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: In order for the investor to earn more than the current yield the bond must be selling for a discount. Yield to maturity will be greater than current yield as investor will have purchased the bond at discount and will be receiving the coupon payments over the life of the bond. 55. Consider a 5-year bond with a 10% coupon that has a present yield to maturity of 8%. If interest rates remain constant, one year from now the price of this bond will be _______. A) higher B) lower C) the same D) cannot be determined E) $1,000 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: This bond is a premium bond as interest rates have declined since the bond was issued. If interest rates remain constant, the price of a premium bond declines as the bond approaches maturity. 58 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 56. A bond has a par value of $1,000, a time to maturity of 20 years, a coupon rate of 10% with interest paid annually, a current price of $850 and a yield to maturity of 12%. Intuitively and without the use calculations, if interest payments are reinvested at 10%, the realized compound yield on this bond must be ________. A) 10.00% B) 10.9% C) 12.0% D) 12.4% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: In order to earn yield to maturity, the coupons must be reinvested at the yield to maturity. However, as the bond is selling at discount the yield must be higher than the coupon rate. Therefore, B is the only possible answer. 57. A bond with a 12% coupon, 10 years to maturity and selling at 88 has a yield to maturity of _______. A) over 14% B) between 13% and 14% C) between 12% and 13% D) between 10% and 12% E) less than 12% Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: YTM = 14.33%. 58. Using semiannual compounding, a 15-year zero coupon bond that has a par value of $1,000 and a required return of 8% would be priced at approximately ______. A) $308 B) $315 C) $464 D) $555 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, n = 30, I = 4, PV = 308.32 59 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 59. The yield to maturity of a 20-year zero coupon bond that is selling for $372.50 with a value at maturity of $1,000 is ________. A) 5.1% B) 8.8% C) 10.8% D) 13.4% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: [$1,000/($372.50]1/20 - 1 = 5.1%. 60. Which one of the following statements about convertibles is true? A) The longer the call protection on a convertible, the less the security is worth. B) The more volatile the underlying stock, the greater the value of the conversion feature. C) The smaller the spread between the dividend yield on the stock and the yield-tomaturity on the bond, the more the convertible is worth. D) The collateral that is used to secure a convertible bond is one reason convertibles are more attractive than the underlying stock. E) Convertibles are not callable. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The longer the call protection the more attractive the bond. The smaller the spread (c), the less the bond is worth. Convertibles are debentures (unsecured bonds). All convertibles are callable at the option of the issuer. 61. Consider a $1,000 par value 20-year zero coupon bond issued at a yield to maturity of 10%. If you buy that bond when it is issued and continue to hold the bond as yields decline to 9%, the imputed interest income for the first year of that bond A) is zero. B) $14.87. C) $45.85. D) $7.44. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.10)20 = $148.64; $1,000/(1.10)19 = $163.51; $194.49 - $148.64 = $14.87. 60 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 62. The bond indenture includes A) the coupon rate of the bond. B) the par value of the bond. C) the maturity date of the bond. D) all of the above. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: The bond indenture includes the coupon rate, par value and maturity date of the bond as well as any other contractual features. 63. A Treasury bond quoted at 107:16 107:18 has a bid price of _______ and an asked price of _____. A) $107.16, $107.18 B) $1,071.60, $1,071.80 C) $1,075.00, $1,075.63 D) $1,071.80, $1,071.60 E) $1,070.50, $1,070.56 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Treasury bonds are quoted as a percentage of par value ($1,000) with the number after the colon representing the fractions of a point in 32nds. The bid price is quoted first and is the lower of the two. 64. Bearer bonds are A) bonds traded without any record of ownership. B) helpful to tax authorities in the enforcement of tax collection. C) rare in the United States today. D) all of the above. E) both A and C. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Bearer bonds are not registered so there is no record of ownership. They are rare in the United States today. Tax authorities find registered bonds helpful in tax enforcement but not bearer bonds. 61 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 65. Most corporate bonds are traded A) on a formal exchange operated by the New York Stock Exchange. B) by the issuing corporation. C) over the counter by bond dealers linked by a computer quotation system. D) on a formal exchange operated by the American Stock Exchange. E) on a formal exchange operated by the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Most corporate bonds are traded in a loosely organized network of bond dealers linked by a computer quote system. Only a small proportion is traded on the New York Exchange. 66. The process of retiring high-coupon debt and issuing new bonds at a lower coupon to reduce interest payments is called A) deferral. B) reissue. C) repurchase. D) refunding. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The process of refunding refers to calling high-coupon bonds and issuing new, lower coupon debt. 67. Convertible bonds A) give their holders the ability to share in price appreciation of the underlying stock. B) offer lower coupon rates than similar nonconvertible bonds. C) offer higher coupon rates than similar nonconvertible bonds. D) both A and B are true. E) both A and C are true. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Convertible bonds offer appreciation potential through the ability to share in price appreciation of the underlying stock but offer a lower coupon and yield than similar nonconvertible bonds. 62 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 68. TIPS are A) securities formed from the coupon payments only of government bonds. B) securities formed from the principal payments only of government bonds. C) government bonds with par value linked to the general level of prices. D) government bonds with coupon rate linked to the general level of prices. E) zero-coupon government bonds. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are bonds whose par value adjusts according to the general level of prices. This changes coupon payments, but not the stated coupon rate. 69. Altman's Z scores are assigned based on a firm's financial characteristics and are used to predict A) required coupon rates for new bond issues. B) bankruptcy risk. C) the likelihood of a firm becoming a takeover target. D) the probability of a bond issue being called. E) none of the above. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Z-scores are used to predict significant bankruptcy risk. 70. When a bond indenture includes a sinking fund provision A) firms must establish a cash fund for future bond redemption. B) bondholders always benefit, because principal repayment on the scheduled maturity date is guaranteed. C) bondholders may lose because their bonds can be repurchased by the corporation at below-market prices. D) both A and B are true. E) none of the above is true. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: A sinking fund provisions requires the firm to redeem bonds over several years, either by open market purchase or at a special call price from bondholders. This can result in repurchase in advance of scheduled maturity at below-market prices. 63 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 71. Subordination clauses in bond indentures A) may restrict the amount of additional borrowing the firm can undertake. B) are sometimes referred to as "me-first" rules. C) provide higher priority to senior creditors in the event of bankruptcy. D) all of the above are true. E) both B and C are true. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: All of the statements correctly describe subordination clauses. 72. Collateralized bonds A) rely on the general earning power of the firm for the bond's safety. B) are backed by specific assets of the issuing firm. C) are considered the safest assets of the firm. D) all of the above are true. E) both B and C are true. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Collateralized bonds are considered the safest assets of the firm because they are backed by specific assets of the firm, rather than relying on the firm's general earning power. 73. Debt securities are often called fixed-income securities because A) the government fixes the maximum rate that can be paid on bonds. B) they are held predominantly by older people who are living on fixed incomes. C) they pay a fixed amount at maturity. D) they promise either a fixed stream of income or a stream of income determined by a specific formula. E) they were the first type of investment offered to the public, which allowed them to fix their income at a higher level by investing in bonds. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: This definition is given in the chapter's introduction. It helps the student understand the nature of bonds. 64 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 74. A zero-coupon bond is one that A) effectively has a zero percent coupon rate. B) pays interest to the investor based on the general level of interest rates, rather than at a specified coupon rate. C) pays interest to the investor without requiring the actual coupon to be mailed to the corporation. D) is issued by state governments because they don't have to pay interest. E) is analyzed primarily by focusing (zeroing in) on the coupon rate. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: Zero-coupon bonds pay no interest. Investors receive the face value at maturity. 75. Swingin' Soiree, Inc. is a firm that has its main office on the Right Bank in Paris. The firm just issued bonds with a final payment amount that depends on whether the Seine River floods. This type of bond is known as A) a contingency bond B) a catastrophe bond C) an emergency bond D) an incident bond E) an eventuality bond Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Catastrophe bonds are used to transfer risk from the firm to the capital markets. 76. One year ago, you purchased a newly issued TIPS bond that has a 6% coupon rate, five years to maturity, and a par value of $1,000. The average inflation rate over the year was 4.2%. What is the amount of the coupon payment you will receive and what is the current face value of the bond? A) $60.00, $1,000 B) $42.00, $1,042 C) $60.00, $1,042 D) $62.52, $1,042 E) $102.00, $1,000 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The bond price, which is indexed to the inflation rate, becomes $1,000*1.042 = $1,042. The interest payment is based on the coupon rate and the new face value. The interest amount equals $1,042*.06 = $62.52. 65 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 77. Bond analysts might be more interested in a bond's yield to call if A) the bond's yield to maturity is insufficient. B) the firm has called some of its bonds in the past. C) the investor only plans to hold the bond until its first call date. D) interest rates are expected to rise. E) interest rates are expected to fall. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: If interest rates fall the firm is more likely to call the issue and refinance at lower rates. This is similar to an individual refinancing a home. The student has to think through each of the reasons given and make the connection between falling rates and the motivation to refinance. 78. What is the relationship between the price of a straight bond and the price of a callable bond? A) The straight bond's price will be higher than the callable bond's price for low interest rates. B) The straight bond's price will be lower than the callable bond's price for low interest rates. C) The straight bond's price will change as interest rates change, but the callable bond's price will stay the same. D) The straight bond and the callable bond will have the same price. E) There is no consistent relationship between the two types of bonds. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: For low interest rates, the price difference is due to the value of the firm's option to call the bond at the call price. The firm is more likely to call the issue at low interest rates, so the option is valuable. At higher interest rates the firm is less likely to call and this option loses value. The prices converge for high interest rates. A graphical representation is shown in Figure 14.4, page 463. 66 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 79. Three years ago you purchased a bond for $974.69. The bond had three years to maturity, a coupon rate of 8%, paid annually, and a face value of $1,000. Each year you reinvested all coupon interest at the prevailing reinvestment rate shown in the table below. Today is the bond's maturity date. What is your realized compound yield on the bond? A) B) C) D) E) 6.43% 7.96% 8.23% 8.97% 9.13% Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: The investment grows to a total future value of $80*(1.072)*(1.094) + $80*(1.094) + $1,080 = $1,261.34 over the three year period. The realized compound yield is the yield that will compound the original investment to yield the same future value: $974.69*(1+rcy)3 = $1,261.34, (1+rcy)3 = 1.29409, 1+rcy = 1.0897, rcy = 8.97%. 80. Which of the following is not a type of international bond? A) Samurai bonds B) Yankee bonds C) bulldog bonds D) Elton bonds E) All of the above are international bonds. Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: Samurai bonds, Yankee bonds, and bulldog bonds are mentioned in the textbook. 67 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 81. A coupon bond that pays interest annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 6 years, and has a yield to maturity of 11%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be ______ if the coupon rate is 7.5%. A) $712.99 B) $851.93 C) $1,123.01 D) $886.28 E) $1,000.00 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 75, n = 6, i = 11, PV = 851.93. 82. A coupon bond that pays interest annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 8 years, and has a yield to maturity of 9%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be ______ if the coupon rate is 6%. A) $833.96 B) $620.92 C) $1,123.01 D) $886.28 E) $1,000.00 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 60, n = 8, i = 9, PV = 833.96 83. A coupon bond that pays interest semi-annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 6 years, and has a yield to maturity of 9%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be __________ if the coupon rate is 9%. A) $922.78 B) $924.16 C) $1,075.80 D) $1,000.00 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 45, n = 12, i = 4.5, PV = 1000.00 68 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 84. A coupon bond that pays interest semi-annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 7 years, and has a yield to maturity of 11%. The intrinsic value of the bond today will be __________ if the coupon rate is 8.8%. A) $922.78 B) $894.51 C) $1,075.80 D) $1,077.20 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 44, n = 14, i = 5.5, PV = 894.51 85. A coupon bond that pays interest of $90 annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 9 years, and is selling today at a $66 discount from par value. The yield to maturity on this bond is __________. A) 9.00% B) 10.15% C) 11.25% D) 12.32% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 90, n = 9, PV = -934, i = 10.15% 86. A coupon bond that pays interest of $40 semi annually has a par value of $1,000, matures in 4 years, and is selling today at a $36 discount from par value. The yield to maturity on this bond is __________. A) 8.69% B) 9.09% C) 10.43% D) 9.76% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 40, n = 8, PV = -964, i = 9.09% 69 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 87. You purchased an annual interest coupon bond one year ago that now has 18 years remaining until maturity. The coupon rate of interest was 11% and par value was $1,000. At the time you purchased the bond, the yield to maturity was 10%. The amount you paid for this bond one year ago was A) $1,057.50 B) $1,075.50 C) $1,083.65 D) $1.092.46 E) $1,104.13 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 110, n = 19, i = 10, PV = 1,083.65 88. You purchased an annual interest coupon bond one year ago that had 9 years remaining to maturity at that time. The coupon interest rate was 10% and the par value was $1,000. At the time you purchased the bond, the yield to maturity was 8%. If you sold the bond after receiving the first interest payment and the yield to maturity continued to be 8%, your annual total rate of return on holding the bond for that year would have been _________. A) 8.00% B) 7.82% C) 7.00% D) 11.95% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Difficult Rationale: FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 9, i = 8, PV = 1124.94; FV = 1000, PMT = 100, n = 8, i = 8, PV = 1114.93; HPR = (1114.93 - 1124.94 + 100) / 1124.94 = 8% 89. Consider two bonds, F and G. Both bonds presently are selling at their par value of $1,000. Each pays interest of $90 annually. Bond F will mature in 15 years while bond G will mature in 26 years. If the yields to maturity on the two bonds change from 9% to 10%, ____________. A) both bonds will increase in value, but bond F will increase more than bond G B) both bonds will increase in value, but bond G will increase more than bond F C) both bonds will decrease in value, but bond F will decrease more than bond G D) both bonds will decrease in value, but bond G will decrease more than bond F E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The longer the maturity, the greater the price change when interest rates change. 70 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 90. A zero-coupon bond has a yield to maturity of 12% and a par value of $1,000. If the bond matures in 18 years, the bond should sell for a price of _______ today. A) 422.41 B) $501.87 C) $513.16 D) $130.04 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.12)18 = $130.04 91. A zero-coupon bond has a yield to maturity of 11% and a par value of $1,000. If the bond matures in 27 years, the bond should sell for a price of _______ today. A) $59.74 B) $501.87 C) $513.16 D) $483.49 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.11)27 = $59.74 92. You have just purchased a 12-year zero-coupon bond with a yield to maturity of 9% and a par value of $1,000. What would your rate of return at the end of the year be if you sell the bond? Assume the yield to maturity on the bond is 10% at the time you sell. A) 10.00% B) 20.42% C) -1.4% D) 1.4% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.09)12 = $355.53; $1,000/(1.10)11 = $350.49; ($350.49 - $355.53)/ $355.53 = -1.4%. 71 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 93. You have just purchased a 7-year zero-coupon bond with a yield to maturity of 11% and a par value of $1,000. What would your rate of return at the end of the year be if you sell the bond? Assume the yield to maturity on the bond is 9% at the time you sell. A) 10.00% B) 23.8% C) 13.8% D) 1.4% E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1,000/(1.11)7 = $481.66; $1,000/(1.09)6 = $596.27; ($596.27 - $481.66)/ $481.66 = 23.8%. 94. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market price of $975. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $42 and the conversion ratio is 22 shares. The bond's market conversion value is ______. A) $729 B) $924 C) $870 D) $1,000 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 22 shares X $42/share = $924. 95. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market price of $1105. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $20 and the conversion ratio is 35 shares. The bond's market conversion value is ______. A) $700 B) $810 C) $870 D) $1,000 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: 35 shares X $20/share = $700. 72 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 96. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market value of $950. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $22 and the conversion ratio is 40 shares. The bond's conversion premium is _________. A) $40 B) $70 C) $190 D) $200 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $950 - $880 = $70. 97. A convertible bond has a par value of $1,000 and a current market value of $1150. The current price of the issuing firm's stock is $65 and the conversion ratio is 15 shares. The bond's conversion premium is _________. A) $40 B) $150 C) $175 D) $200 E) none of the above Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: $1150 - $975 = $175. 98. If a 7% coupon bond that pays interest every 182 days paid interest 32 days ago, the accrued interest would be A) 5.67 B) 7.35 C) 6.35 D) 6.15 E) 7.12 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $35*(32/182) = $6.15 73 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 99. If a 7.5% coupon bond that pays interest every 182 days paid interest 62 days ago, the accrued interest would be A) 11.67 B) 12.35 C) 12.77 D) 11.98 E) 12.15 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $37.5*(62/182) = $12.77 100. If a 9% coupon bond that pays interest every 182 days paid interest 112 days ago, the accrued interest would be A) 27.69 B) 27.35 C) 26.77 D) 27.98 E) 28.15 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $45*(112/182) = $27.69 101. A 7% coupon bond with an ask price of 100:00 pays interest every 182 days. If the bond paid interest 32 days ago, the invoice price of the bond would be A) 1,005.67 B) 1,007.35 C) 1,006.35 D) 1,006.15 E) 1,007.12 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $1000 + [35*(32/182)] = $1006.15 102. A 7.5% coupon bond with an ask price of 100:00 pays interest every 182 days. If the bond paid interest 62 days ago, the invoice price of the bond would be A) 1,011.67 B) 1,012.35 C) 1,012.77 D) 1,011.98 E) 1,012.15 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $1000 + [37.5*(62/182)] = $1012.77 74 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 103. A 9% coupon bond with an ask price of 100:00 pays interest every 182 days. If the bind paid interest 112 days ago, the invoice price of the bond would be A) 1,027.69 B) 1,027.35 C) 1,026.77 D) 1,027.98 E) 1,028.15 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Easy Rationale: $1,000 + [45*(112/182)] = $1,027.69 104. One year ago, you purchased a newly issued TIPS bond that has a 5% coupon rate, five years to maturity, and a par value of $1,000. The average inflation rate over the year was 3.2%. What is the amount of the coupon payment you will receive and what is the current face value of the bond? A) $50.00, $1,000 B) $32.00, $1,032 C) $50.00, $1,032 D) $32.00, $1,050 E) $51.60, $1,032 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The bond price, which is indexed to the inflation rate, becomes $1,000*1.032 = $1,032. The interest payment is based on the coupon rate and the new face value. The interest amount equals $1,032*.05 = $51.60. 105. One year ago, you purchased a newly issued TIPS bond that has a 4% coupon rate, five years to maturity, and a par value of $1,000. The average inflation rate over the year was 3.6%. What is the amount of the coupon payment you will receive and what is the current face value of the bond? A) $40.00, $1,000 B) $41.44, $1,036 C) $40.00, $1,036 D) $36.00, $1,040 E) $76.00, $1,000 Register to View AnswerDifficulty: Moderate Rationale: The bond price, which is indexed to the inflation rate, becomes $1,000*1.036 = $1,036. The interest payment is based on the coupon rate and the new face value. The interest amount equals $1,036*.04 = $41.44. 75 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields Essay Questions 106. If you are buying a coupon bond between interest paying dates, is the amount you would pay to your broker for the bond more or less than the amount quoted in the financial quotation pages? Discuss the differences and how these differences arise. Difficulty: Easy Answer: If you are buying a bond between interest paying dates, you will pay more than the amount quoted in the financial pages. You will pay that price plus the interest that has accrued since the last interest paying date. That interest belongs to the seller of the bond and will be remitted to the seller by the broker. When the next interest paying date arrives, you will receive the entire coupon payment. The rationale for this question is be certain that the student understands the mechanism involved in the payment of interest on coupon bonds and the pricing of bonds. 107. Discuss the taxation ramifications of zero coupon bonds. How has this taxation procedure changed over the years? How has this change affected the demand for these bonds? Difficulty: Moderate Answer: The only return on a zero coupon bond is the capital gain realized when the bond is sold. Initially, the investor was required to pay capital gains tax only when the bond was sold. However, the IRS later decided that part of this capital gain each year was really imputed interest and thus now one must pay tax on this imputed interest income (income that the investor has not yet received). As a result, zero coupon bonds are no longer particularly attractive for individual investors and institutional investors subject to income tax. However, zeros remain attractive to institutional investors not subject to income taxes, such as pension plans and endowments. 76 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 108. Why are many bonds callable? What is the disadvantage to the investor of a callable bond? What does the investor receive in exchange for a bond being callable? How are bond valuation calculations affected if bonds are callable? Difficulty: Moderate Answer: Many bonds are callable to give the issuer the option of calling the bond in and refunding (reissuing) the bond if interest rates decline. Bonds issued in a high interest rate environment will have the call feature. Interest rates must decline enough to offset the cost of floating a new issue. The disadvantage to the investor is that the investor will not receive that long stream of constant income that the bondholder would have received with a noncallable bond. In return, the yields on callable bonds are usually slightly higher than the yields on noncallable bonds of equivalent risk. When the bond is called, the investor receives the call price (an amount greater than par value). The bond valuation calculation should include the call price rather than the par value as the final amount received; also, only the cash flows until the first call should be discounted. The result is that the investor should be looking at yield to first call, not yield to maturity, for callable bonds. 77 Chapter 14 Bond Prices and Yields 109. You purchased a zero-coupon bond that has a face value of $1,000, five years to maturity and a yield to maturity of 7.3%. It is one year later and similar bonds are offering a yield to maturity of 8.1%. You will sell the bond now. You have a tax rate of 40% on regular income and 15% on capital gains. Calculate the following for this bond. the purchase price of the bond the current price of the bond the imputed interest income the capital gain (or loss) on the bond the before-tax rate of return on this investment the after-tax rate of return on this investment Difficulty: Difficult Answer: Calculations are shown in the table below. Purchase Price of the Bond N=5 I=7.3 Current Price of the Bond N=4 I=8.1 PMT=0 PMT=0 FV=1000 FV=1000 CPT PV=703.07 CPT PV=732.31 Imputed Interest Income Find price at original YTM N=4 I=7.3 PMT=0 FV=1000 CPT PV=754.40 Change in price at original YTM = imputed interest income = $754.40 - $703.07 = $51.33 Capital Gain (Loss) Change in price due to interest rate change = $732.31-754.40=-$22.09 Note: total change in price=imputed interest income + capital gain (loss) $732.31-703.07=$29.24=$51.33-22.09 Before-tax Rate of Return ($732.31-703.07)/$703.07=4.16% After-tax Rate of Return tax on imputed interest income=$51.33*.4=$20.53 tax on capital gain (loss)=-$22.09*.15=-$3.31 (savings due to capital loss) After-tax return=($732.31-703.07-20.53+3.31)/$703.07=1.71% This question tests the depth of the student's understanding of the concepts and mechanics of zero-coupon bonds. 78

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Chapter 27 The Theory of Active Portfolio ManagementMultiple Choice Questions 1. In the Treynor-Black model A) portfolio weight are sensitive to large alpha values which can lead to infeasible long or short position for many portfolio managers. B) portfo
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BU - GE - 101
Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Jan-19-11 Course Info (1 of 9)Professor: Ranga B. Myneni Office: Room 449 Stone Science Building (675 Commonwealth Avenue) Phone: 617-353-5742 e-mail: ranga.myneni@gmail.com
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 02: Introduction Jan-24-11 (1 of 15)Further Reading: Chapters 01 and 02 of the text book Outline - Weather and Climate- Scales in Physical Geography- Systems in Ph
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston University Further Reading: Chapter 03 of text book Outline- IntroductionMyneni Lecture 03: Rotating Sphere Jan-26-11 (1 of 15)- Latitudes and Longitudes- Map Projections- TimeNatural En
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 04: Orbiting Sphere Jan-28-11 (1 of 15)Further Reading: Chapter 03 of the text bookOutline- earth-sun geometry- definitions - the seasons - diurnal and seasonal v
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 05: Energy and Radiation Jan-31-11 (1 of 9)Further Reading: Chapter 04 of the text bookOutline- matter and energy- radiation laws- solar and terrestrial radiatio
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 06: Radiation and Temperature Feb-02-11 (1 of 15)Further Reading: Chapter 04 of the text book Outline- solar radiation & earths temperature- insolation and climati
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 07: Atmosphere-Surface-Energy-Budget Feb-04-11 (1 of 12)Further Reading: Chapter 04 of the text bookOutline- matter-energy interactions- shortwave radiation balan
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 08:Patterns of Radiation Feb-07-11 (1 of 12)Further Reading: Chapter 04 of the text bookOutline- geographic patterns of energy balance- net radiation- meridional
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 09:Remote Sensing Feb-09-11 (1 of 19)Further Reading: Chapter 04 of the text bookOutline- satellite orbits- satellite sensor measurements- remote sensing of land
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 10:Temperature-Regimes-01 Feb-11-11 (1 of 13)Further Reading: Chapter 05 of the text bookOutline- factors affecting temperature- diurnal cycle- seasonal cycleNa
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Natural Environments: The Atmosphere GE 101 Spring 2011 Boston UniversityMyneni Lecture 11:Temperature-Regimes-02 Feb-14-11 (1 of 14)Further Reading: Chapter 05 of the text book Outline- continental vs. marine regimes- temperature structure of the atm
Kansas - BIOL - 416
E xam 1 (2/17/11) Biology 416Name_ E-mail_Short answer portion (20 points). A nswer the short answer questions on this sheet of paper. Tear this section from the multiple choice part of the exam hand this paper in separately.2 (points) The generation o
Michigan State University - SCM - 372
SCM 372 Final Exam Formula SheetMPSProjectedInventory=Availableonhandmaxcfw_DemandForecast,BookedOrders AvailabletoPromise=ScheduledProductionBookedOrdersuntilnextScheduledProduction LeastTotalCost(LTC)= LeastUnitCost(LUC)= Numberofkanbans= where: D=aver
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Linear programming The Grand Strand Oil Company The Grand Strand Oil Company produces regular and premium gasoline for independent service stations in the southeastern United States. The Grand Strand refinery manufactures the gasoline products by blending
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LP Problem : Zippy motorcycle manufacturing produces two popular pocket bikes (miniature motorcycles with 49cc engines): the Razor and the Zoomer. In the ocming week, the manufacturer wants to produce a total of up to 700 bikes and wants to ensure that th
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2.15 ALT wiring testing Profit 3 2 150 GEN 2 1 250 Avail Resource 260 140Let A= the number of alternators to build Let G= the number of generators to build Objective: Maximize Total Profit= 150A + 250G Subject to: 3A + 2G 260 2 A + 1G 140 A, G 0 A>=20 G>
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ES S EF ID D LS V LFES=Early Start EF=Early Finish LS=Late Start LF=Late FinishD=Duration ID=Activity ID S=Slack V=Variance0 A 00 13 3 33 C 30 28 5 88 F 80 113 5 1303 D 5211 8 130 B 33 23 3 63 E 60 311 8 14ACTIVITY PREDECESSOR 0 J 4
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An Example LP Problem AnBlue Ridge Hot Tubs produces two types tubs: Aqua-Spas & Hydro-Luxes. Pumps Labor Tubing Unit Profit Aqua-Spa 1 9 hours 12 feet $350Hydro-L 1 6 hour 16 fee $300There are 200 pumps, 1566 hours of lab and 2880 feet of tubing avail
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R Prod QTY Profit 0 0Z 0 Total Profit 0 Required Resources $0 Resources Available $0 $0 $0 $0 700 900 2400 300Pump Labor Tubing Proportion1 2 3 11 1 4 -1Let R= number of Razorss to produce Let Z= number of Zoomers to produce Objective: Maximize Profi
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ST:Problem 3.38 Investment CASH FLOW Let A = amount invested in A B = amount invested in B C = amount inv in C D = amount inv in D E = amount inv in E S98 = amount invested in market accounts in 19 S99 = amount invested in market accounts in 19 S00 = amo
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Microsoft Excel 12.0 Answer Report Worksheet: [P4.7.xlsx]Sheet1 Report Created: 08/04/2010 7:10:43 PMTarget Cell (Max) Cell Name $J$4 Max P = 250G + 150A Max POriginal Value Final Value 0 32500Adjustable Cells Cell Name $H$2 Production G $I$2 Productio
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Shipping ReportCitruSun Miami $260 $230 Miami 0 10 10 10 $8,600 Minimize: C15 By changing: C10:E11 Subject to: F10:F11>=G10:G11 C12:E12>=C13:E13 C10:E11>=0 Reduced cost = 260 - (-20) 1 - 230(1) = 50 Orlando $220 $240 Orlando 10 5 15 15 Tallahassee $290 $
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ES ID LSS VEF D LFES=Early Start EF=Early Finish LS=Late Start LF=Late FinishD=Duration ID=Activity ID S=Slack V=Variance0 A 00 13 3 33 C 30 28 5 88 F 80 113 5 1303 D 6311 8 140 B 44 23 3 73 E 70 311 8 15ACTIVITY A B C D E F G H I
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F o r m u la t eth eLPm odel asasp re a d sh e e tu s in g e x c e l s o lv e r The Weedwacker Company manufactures two types of lawn trimmers: an electric model and a gas model. The company has contracted to supply a national discount retail chain
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Stronach school aims to rev up auto innovation $50 million from province will train working engineers March , 2007 train engineers to become "innovation professionals" so good ideas can get to auto production lines efficiently.CHEE310 The Stronach Cent
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CAPSTONE QUESTON 14Costs (in cents) From / To Slidell Greenwood Dothan Macon Greenville Jacksonville Savannah Containers Available Slidell Greenwood Dothan Containers Required Macon Greenville Jacksonville Savannah Decision Variables From / To Slidell Gr
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Homework 3AMultiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. _ 1. What are the three common elements of an optimization problem? a. objectives, resources, goals. b. decisions, constraints, an objective. c. dec
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LP Problem : Zippy motorcycle manufacturing produces two popular pocket bikes (miniature motorcycles with 49cc engines): the Razor and the Zoomer. In the ocming week, the manufacturer wants to produce a total of up to 700 bikes and wants to ensure that th
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Microsoft Excel 10.0 Answer Report Worksheet: [LP.xls]Sheet1 Report Created: 10/13/2010 11:13:03 PM Target Cell (Max) Cell Name $F$4 Profit Total Adjustable Cells Cell Name $D$11 x1 $E$11 x2 Constraints Cell Name $F$5 Polymer Total $F$6 Labour hrs Total $
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2.15 ALT wiring testing Profit 3 2 150 GEN 2 1 250 Avail Resource 260 140Let A= the number of alternators to build Let G= the number of generators to build Objective: Maximize Total Profit= 150A + 250G Subject to: 3A + 2G 260 2 A + 1G 140 A, G 0 A>=20 G>
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Microsoft Excel 10.0 Answer Report Worksheet: [LP.xls]Sheet1 Report Created: 10/13/2010 11:13:03 PMTarget Cell (Max) Cell Name $F$4 Profit Total Adjustable Cells Cell Name $D$11 x1 $E$11 x2 Constraints Cell Name $F$5 Polymer Total $F$6 Labour hrs Total $
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Payment methodsClick to edit Master subtitle style5/9/11OverviewFee-for-service Capitation Payment Cycles Relationship among provider, patient, and payer5/9/11Fee-for-Servicecfw_AFDFDDCD-94F7-4797-8385-E4ED0E4095E8 cfw_1D3D4CB4-DC14-4169-B8B4-A0CA5
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Running head: STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS1Steps in the Medical Billing Process HCR 220STEPS IN THE MEDICAL BILLING PROCESS Steps in the Medical Billing Process2In the medical billing process there are ten steps that take place. In steps one
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CheckPoint: Features of Health PlansThere are five different health plan options that are available for people wanting health coverage. Indemnity Plans let a patient see whomever they would like to see with no restrictions and there are preauthorizations
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Paradigmatic Software DevelopmentIntroductionParadigmsWhat they are and why it is important to understand them.Paradigm A philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations an