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1) YIELD TO CALL: Six yrs ago, the Singleton Co issued 20-yr bonds with 14 percent annual coupon rate at their \$1,000 par value. The bonds had a 9% call premium, with 5 yrs of call protection. Today singleton called the bonds, Compute the realized rate of return for an investor who purchased the bonds when they were issued and held them until they were called. Explain why the investor should or should not be happy that Singleton called them

2) Yield to maturity: Heyman Co bonds have 4 yrs left to maturity, Interest is paid annually, and the bonds have a \$1,000 par value and a coupon rate of 9%.

a. What is the yield to maturity at a current market price of (1) \$829 or (2) \$1,104?
b. Would you pay \$829 for each bond if you thought that a "fair" market interest rate for such bonds was 12 %-that is if rd=12% Explain your answer.

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1.YIELD TO CALL: Six yrs ago, the Singleton Co issued 20-yr bonds with 14 percent annual coupon rate at their \$1,000 par value. The bonds had a 9% call premium, with 5 yrs of call protection. Today singleton called the bonds, Compute the realized rate of return for an investor who purchased the bonds when they were issued and held them until they were called. Explain why the investor should or should not be happy that Singleton called them.

Investor should not be happy that Singleton called the bond because the main reason that the company called back the bond is that the interest rate in the market fell below the annual coupon rate of 14%. Therefore, the investor will lose their opportunity to earn the higher coupon rate for the remaining 15 years.

When Singleton called the bond, they will pay 9% call premium. Therefore, the calling price is equal to \$1,090.

We need to calculate the realized rate of return ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation and calculation to compute Yield to Call and Yield to maturity of bonds.

\$2.49