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116 Business Finance Lecture 22 Review of the Previous Lecture Different Type of bonds Government Bonds Zero Coupon Bonds Floating rate Bonds Other Types Inflation and Interest Rates The Fisher Effect Topics under Discussion Determinants of Term Structure Real Rate of Interest Expected inflation Interest Rate Risk Bond Yields and the Yield Curve Equity Markets and Stock Valuation Common Stock Valuation Term Structure of Interest Rates The relationship between short- and long-term Interest rates Tells us what nominal interest rates are on default free, pure discount bonds of all maturities These are pure interest rates because they involve no risk of default and a single, lump-sum future payment When long term rates are higher than short term rates we say term structure is upward sloping and vice versa. Determinants of Term Structure Real Rate of Interest Expected Inflation Interest Rate Risk Real Rate of Interest When real rate is high, all interest rates will tend to be higher and vice versa. Thus real rate does not really determine the shape of the term structure rather it influences the over all level of interest rates
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117 Prospect for Future inflation It very strongly influences the shape of the term structure Value of dollar returns on investment for various periods of time may be eroded by future inflation So investors demand a compensations for this loss in the form of Inflation premium (higher interest rates) Expectation of a higher inflation rate will push long term interest rates higher than short term rates reflected by an upward term structure. Interest Rate Risk
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This note was uploaded on 08/04/2011 for the course ACCT 501 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at Virtual University of Pakistan.

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