Topic_06_E2 - Topic 6 Exercise 2 Current Bond Yields and...

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Topic 6 Exercise 2 Current Bond Yields and Spreads Go to BondsOnline.com , and from the menu at the left under Today's Bond News , link to Composite Bond Yields .” BondsOnline.com provides a listing of "current" (today) and previous day yields for U.S. Treasury securities by varying maturities, yesterday's closing yields, and the change from yesterday. Also AAA rated Government Agency, Corporate, and Municipal bond yields (yesterday's) are provided for varying maturities along with the spread (difference between the bond rate and yesterday's Treasury rates). The municipal bonds are quoted on both their actual yields and on a tax-equivalent basis (comparable fully taxable rate at the highest marginal tax rate in order to compare with corporate and agency securities). A yield curve for each bond issuer group and a histogram of 30-year rates are also provided for each bond grouping. 1. What is the current shape of the U.S. Treasury yield curve? What does this forecast about the future direction of interest rates? How do the yield curves of the
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course FIN 6301 taught by Professor El-asmawanti during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson.

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Topic_06_E2 - Topic 6 Exercise 2 Current Bond Yields and...

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