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    Price of a forward contract

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    You enter into a forward contract to buy a 10 year, zero coupon bond that will be issued in one year. the face value of the bond is 1000. and in one year and 11 yearspot interest rates are 4% per annum and 9 % per annum, respectively. both of these interest ratesare expressedas effective annual yields.

    What is the forward price of the contract?

    Suppose both the spot rates unexpectedlyshift downward by 1 percent
    What is the price of a forward contract otherwise indentical to yours?

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    a. The value of a $1,000 zero-coupon 10-year bond when issued, when 11-year interest rates are 9%, would be given by

    x*(1.09)^10 = ...

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