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    Bond value - semiannual payment

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    An investor is considering purchasing a bond, with the intent of holding it for 5 years and then selling it in the market, with a $1,000 par value that pays interest every 6 months in the amount of $70 and has 10 more years until it reaches maturity. He is requiring a nominal annual rate of 16% but, due to an overall decrease in interest rates, is expecting the market to require a nominal rate of 12% when he sells it. How much should he be willing to pay for this bond?

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    Solution Summary

    The solution determines the value of a bond through semiannual payments. how much a person should be willing to pay for a bond is determined.