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Unformatted text preview: (b) Notice this bond is selling at a premium; why? (c) The closing price for Monday is 107.13. If the close price on Tuesday is 106.32, did the required rate of return on this bond increase or decrease? What is the new required rate of return? (d) If the yield to maturity is the same as part (a), but the length to maturity shortens to 7 years, what happens to the price? What is the new price? (e) Based on (d) from this question and (e) from Problem 1, what is the relationship between bond prices and the passage of time? 3 Here is another bond quote from the same day: (a) What is the duration of this bond? (b) Is this bond more or less sensitive to changes in interest rates when compared to a bond that has a duration of 4? (c) Does this bond have more or less reinvestment risk when compared to a bond that has a duration of 4, all else equal? 2003 Brian J. Henderson & Joseph M. Marks...
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2009 for the course FIN Fin335 taught by Professor Tomjanson during the One '03 term at University of New England.
- One '03