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Question5 of 30A bond portfolio manager is considering three bonds—A, B, and C—for his portfolio. Bond A allows the issuer to call the bond before the stated maturity, Bond B allows the investor to put the bond back to the issuer before the stated maturity, and Bond C contains no embedded options. The bonds are otherwise identical. The manager tells his assistant, "Bond A and Bond B should have larger nominal yield spreads to a US Treasury than Bond C to compensate for their embedded options." Is the manager most likely correct? YesNo, Bond B's nominal yield spread should be less than Bond C'sNo, Bond A's nominal yield spread should be less than Bond C'sCorrect.Bond B's embedded put option benefits the investor and the yield spread will therefore be less than the yield spread of Bond C, which does not contain this option or benefit. CFA Level 1 "Fixed-Income Securities: Defining Elements," Moorad Choudhry and Stephen E. Wilcox Section 5 Question6 of 30Which of the following events will most likelyincrease the short-term bond yield volatility? CFA Level 1 "Understanding Fixed-Income Risk and Return," James F. Adams and Donald J. Smith Section 4.1 Question7 of 30Which of the following most likelyhas the highest priority claim in the event of default?
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CFA Level I “Fixed-Income Securities: Defining Elements,” Moorad Choudhry and Stephen E. Wilcox Section 3.1.3.1 Question8 of 30Which of the following embedded options most likelyprovides a right to the issuer? CFA Level I "Fixed-Income Markets: Issuance, Trading, and Funding," by Moorad Choudhry, Steve V. Mann, and Lavone F. Whitmer Section 6.3.5
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