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An investment fund is considering two different bond investments with equal risk. The investment firm expects an annual return of 15% for all investments. Determine the maximum purchase price of the two following bonds on July 1, 2011. Which is the better investment?

a. Zero coupon bond with a face value of \$250,000 with a maturity date of July 1 2015
or b. Coupon bond with a face value of \$200,000 with an annual coupon rate of 5% paid twice a year and with a maturity date of July 1 2020.

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a. Zero coupon bond with a face value of \$250,000 with a maturity date of July 1 2015

Required rate of return=RATE=15%
Number of periods=NPER= 4
Face Value of bonds=Maturity amount=FV=250,000
Coupon payment=PMT=0
Type of payment=Year End=0
Maximum price of investment will be equal to PV of all cash ...

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Solution analyzes the two given investment alternatives.

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