# Price of a Bond

You intend to purchase an 18-year, $1,000 face value bond that has coupon rate of 11% pays semiannually. If you expect to earn a 9.5 percent simpler rate of return on this bond, how much should you be willing to pay for this bond immediately before it makes its first coupon payment?

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The answer is also there in the excel file attached:

You intend to purchase an 18-year, $1,000 face value bond that has coupon rate of 11% pays semiannually. If you expect to earn a 9.5 percent simpler rate of return on this bond, how much should you be willing to pay for this bond immediately before it makes its first coupon payment?

Immediately before the first coupon payment is made there are 17 1/2 years to maturity.

We first calculate the price of the bond with the first ...

#### Solution Summary

The price of a bond before it makes the first coupon payment has been calculated.