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7-3 The values of outstanding bonds change whenever the going rate of interest changes. In general, short-term interest rates are more volatile than long-term interest rates. Therefore, short-term bond prices are more sensitive to interest rate changes than are long-term bond prices. Is that statement true or false? Explain. (Hint: Make up a "reasonable" example based on a 1-year and a 20-year bond to help answer the question.)

7-5 If you buy a callable bond and interest rates decline, will the value of your bond rise by as much as it would have risen if the bond had not been callable? Explain.

7-1 BOND VALUATION Callaghan Motors' bonds have 10 years remaining to maturity. Interest is paid annually, they have a \$1,000 par value, the coupon interest rate is 8%, and the yield to maturity is 9%. What is the bond's current market price?

7-9 YIELD TO MATURITY Heymann Company bonds have 4 years 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 and (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.

7-13 PRICE AND YIELD An 8% semiannual coupon bond matures in 5 years. The bond has a face value of \$1,000 and a current yield of 8.21%. What are the bond's price and YTM? (Hint: Current yields is the annual interest payment divided by the current price.)