# Finance: 12 year, 5% coupon bond

Today is January 1. Starting today, Sam is going to contribute $140 on the first of each month to his retirement account. His employer contributes an additional 50% of the amount contributed by Sam. If both Sam and his employer continue to do this and Sam can earn a monthly rate of ½ of 1 percent, how much will he have in his retirement account 35 years from now?

What is the future value of the following cash flows at the end of year 3 if the interest rate is 9%? The cash flows occur at the end of each year.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

$9,820 $0 $ 4510

A 12-year, 5% coupon bond pays interest annually. The bond has a face value of $1,000. What is the change in the price of this bond if the market yield rises to 6% from the current yield of 4.5%?

Party Time, Inc. has a 6% coupon bond that matures in 11 years. The bond pays interest semiannually. What is the market price of a $1,000 face value bond if the yield to maturity is 12.9%?

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#### Solution Summary

This solution answers four finance questions addressing, future values, earning rates and coupon bonds.