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1 CHAPTER 6 Money Markets

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2 Money Market Securities Treasury Bills Commercial Paper Negotiable Certificates of Deposit Repurchase Agreements Federal Funds Banker’s Acceptance
3 Treasury Bills Are issued by the U.S. Treasury Sold in auction format Have a par value of \$1,000 and multiples of \$1,000 free of default risk Can be sold in the secondary market through government security dealers

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4 Pricing T-Bills Treasury bills do not pay interest Sold at a discount from face value To price a T-bill with a maturity less than one year, the annualized return can be reduced by the fraction of the year in which funds would be invested n m r Par P ) 1 /( + =
5 Pricing T-Bills A one-year Treasury bill has a par value of \$1,000. Investors require a return of 8% on the T-bill. What is the price investors would be willing to pay for this T- bill? 93 . 925 \$ ) 08 . 1 /( 1000 \$ ) 1 /( Par = = + = n m r P

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6 Treasury Bill Yields Annualized T-bill yield: n PP PP SP Y T 365 × - =
7 Treasury Bill Yields An investor purchases a 91-day T-bill for \$9,782. If the T-bill is held to maturity, what is the yield the investor would earn? % 94 . 8 91 365 782 , 9 782 , 9 000 , 10 365 = × - = × - = n PP PP SP Y T

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8 T-bill discount The discount represents the percent discount of the purchase price from par value for newly-issued T-bills n PP 360 Par Par discount bill - T × - =
9 T-bill discount

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