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FIN534assignchap5Hard - 1 Three $1,000 face value bonds...

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1. Three $1,000 face value bonds that mature in 10 years have the same level of risk, hence their YTMs are equal. Bond A has an 8% annual coupon, Bond B has a 10% annual coupon, and Bond C has a 12% annual coupon. Bond B sells at par. Assuming interest rates remain constant for the next 10 years, which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Bond A’s current yield will increase each year. b. Since the bonds have the same YTM, they should all have the same price, and since interest rates are not expected to change, their prices should all remain at their current levels until maturity. c. Bond C sells at a premium (its price is greater than par), and its price is expected to increase over the next year. d. Bond A sells at a discount (its price is less than par), and its price is expected to increase over the next year. e. Over the next year, Bond A’s price is expected to decrease, Bond B’s price is expected to stay the same, and Bond C’s price is expected to increase. 8% is below market, 10% is par and 12% is above market. 2. Which of the following statements is CORRECT? a. Two bonds have the same maturity and the same coupon rate. However, one is callable and the other is not. The difference in prices between the bonds will be greater if the current market interest rate is below the coupon rate than if it is above the coupon rate. b. A callable 10-year, 10% bond should sell at a higher price than an otherwise similar
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course FIN 534 taught by Professor Nalla during the Spring '08 term at Strayer.

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FIN534assignchap5Hard - 1 Three $1,000 face value bonds...

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