"The values of outstanding bonds change whenever the going rate of interest changes. In general, short-term interest rages 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 this statement true or false? Please explain based on a 1 year and a 20 year bond.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 8:26 pm ad1c9bdddf
This is a false statement. Prices of long-term bonds are in fact more sensitive to interest rate changes than prices of short-term bonds. As maturity increases, price sensitivity to yield tends to ...
The relationship between long and short term bond prices and interest rate fluctuations.