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Relationship between interest rate and maturity

What's a simple way to assess and compare the default risk of publicly traded bonds? Describe how a bond's interest rate risk is related to its maturity.

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One simple way to assess and compare the default risk of publicly traded bonds is by yield spread and ultimately price. This is because at any given point in time, the price at which a bank bond is traded reflects the market's assessment of the default risk of the issuing bank. One can measure the default risk of a ...

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