Explore BrainMass

# Bond questions

This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

1. Determine the current market prices of the following \$1,000 bonds if the comparable rate is 10% and answer the following questions.

XY 5.25%, (interest paid annually) for 20 years.
AB 14 %, (interest paid annually) for 20 years.

a. Which bond has a current yield that exceeds the yield to maturity?

b. Which bond may you expect to be called? Why?

c. If CD, Inc. has a bond with a 5¼ percent coupon and a maturity of 20 years but which was lower rated, what would be its price relative to the XY, Inc., bond? Explain.

2. You purchase a bond for \$875. It pays \$80 a year (that is, the semiannual coupon is 4%), and the bond matures after 10 years. What is the yield to maturity?

#### Solution Preview

1. The current price of the bonds would be the present value of interest and principal discounted at the rate of 10%. Interest is an annuity and so we would use the PVIFA table to get the PV factor. For principal amount which is a lump sum we would use the PVIF table.

Bond XY - Annual interest is \$52.5, par value is \$1,000, maturity is 20 years and the discounting rate is 10%
Price of XY = 52.5 X PVIFA (10%, 20) + 1,000 X PVIF (10%, 20)
Price of XY = 52.5 X 8.5136 ...

#### Solution Summary

The solution explains some bond questions relating to current market price, current yield, YTM, when will it be called

\$2.19