Chapter 1 Features of Fixed Income Securities 1) A bond as a par value of $5,000 and a coupon rate of 8.5% payable semiannually. What is the dollar amount of the semiannual coupon payment? a. $212.50 b. $238.33 c. $425.00 d. $476.66 2) From the perspectiv
Chapter 2 Risk Associated with Investing in Bonds 1) A bond with a 7.3% yield has duration of 5.4 and is trading at $985.00. If the yield decreases to 7.1%, the new bond price is closest to: a. %974.40 b. $1,038.30 c. $995.60 d. $1,091.40 2) If interest r
Chapter 4 Understanding Yield Spreads 1) For two bonds that are alike in all respects except maturity, the relative yield spread is 7.14%. The yield ratio is closest to: a. 92.85 b. .714 c. 1.0714 d. 107.14 2) Assume the following yields for different bon
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Practice Chapter 3 and 4
Chapter 3 Practice 1 Suppose an investor purchases $10,000 of par value of treasury inflation protection security. The real rate (determined at auction) is 3.8%. a. Assume that at the end of the first six months the CPI-U is 2.4 %
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Chapter 1 - Features of Debt Securities
1. 2. Introduction Definition of a fixed income security concept of borrower and lender (creditor) The promises of the issuer and the rights of the bondholders are set forth in great detail in the bond indenture. Af
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I . Th pric fOI' ISHU A hould be a premium since the coupon rate is greater than the yield required by the market. 0, there is 11 '1'1'01' for Issue A. The price B r Issue B hould be a discount since the coupon rate is less t
Chapter 1 Practice 1 Given the information in the 1st and 3rd columns for the US investor, complete the information in the 2nd and 4th columns: Quoted Price 103 1/4 70 1/8 87 5/16 117 3/32 Practice 2 A floating rate issue has the following coupon formula:
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Chapter 1 Practice 1 Given the information in the 1st and 3rd columns for the US investor, complete the information in the 2nd and 4th columns: Quoted Price 103 1/4 70 1/8 87 5/16 117 3/32 Practice 2 A floating rate issue has the following coupon formula:
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Chapter 4 Understanding Yield Spreads In implementing monetary policy, the fed can use one of the following interest rate policy tools: 1. Open market operations (buying or selling treasuries, fx etc.) 2. Discount rate banks borrow on a col
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d. The net payment is equal to the floating-rate payment received by the fixed-rate payer less the fixed-rate payment made by the fixed-rate payer. The quarterly fixed-rate payment is $170,000. In the table below, a negativ
Chapter 9 Valuing Bonds with Embedded Options
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Binomial Valuation Model: A binomial model is a relatively single factor interest rate model that, given an assumed level of volatility, suggests that interest rates have an equal proba
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Chapter 10 Mortgage-Backed Securities A mortgage is a loan that is collateralized with a specific piece of real property, residential or commercial. Cash flow characteristic of a fixed rate, level payment, fully amortized loan C
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1. Losses by bond class Total Loss a. $15 million b. $50 million c. $90 million Senior Bond Class zero zero $30 million Subordinate Bond Class 1 Subordin~!~on,9-Clls~ 2 $15 million zero $20 million $30 million $40 million $
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Chapter 7 Introduction to Measurement of Interest Rate Risk Full Valuation (scenario analysis) approach for measuring interest rate risk:
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Chapter 8 The Term Structure and Volatility of Interest Rates The Yield curve has taken on 3 fundamental shapes:
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Chapter 7 1) Which of the following statements best describes the concept of negative convexity in bond prices? a. As interest rates fall, the bonds prices increase at a decreasing rate. b. As interest rates fall, the bonds prices increase at an increasin
Practice for Chapter 7 and 8 Chapter 7 Practice 1 a) Compute the duration of a 9% coupon 20-year option free bond by changing the yield down and up by 10 basis points. b) Suppose a 6% coupon 20-year option-free bond is selling at par value and therefore o
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