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Unformatted text preview: (c) Show that if the yield falls to 8% the future value of all payments four years from today is approximately equal to the future value in (b). Assume all coupons are reinvested at 8%. 3. Duration and Bond Price Sensitivity (a) Compute the duration of a semi-annual coupon bond with a 2-year maturity. The bond trades at par and has an 8% annualized coupon. (b) Use the duration in (a) to calculate the change in bond price if the semi-annual yield is 4.25%. (c) Use the duration in (a) to calculate the change in bond price if the effective annual bond yield is 8.5%. 2 4. Recommended Problems from the Textbook (BKM) Match Duration to Holding Period: Chapter 16 Problem 12 (P.567) Duration and Convexity: Chapter 16 Problem 16 (P.568) (Note: In the final exam, you are not required to use a financial calculator. Every calculation problem in the exam can be solved by using the basic math functions of a calculator.) Convexity: Chapter 16 Problem 21 (P.569)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course FINA 3104 taught by Professor Darwin during the Spring '11 term at HKUST.
- Spring '11