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Current Yield vs Yield to Maturity

Explain the difference of a bond's Current Yield and its Yield to Maturity. Why would these measures be important to a bond investor? Find the Current Yield and the Yield to Maturity of a 20 year, nine percent coupon, $1000 par value bond currently trading in the market at $850.

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This solution explains the difference of a bond's Current Yield and its Yield to Maturity. It also explains why these measures would be important to a bond investor. Finally, it illustrates how to find the Current Yield and the Yield to Maturity of a 20 year, nine percent coupon, $1000 par value bond currently trading in the market at $850.

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