Visit http://www.bondsonline.com/ to complete the project below. You will be particularly interested in "Today's Market" and the "Corporate Bond Yields" sections.

Project

Draw a yield curve for each of the main bond classifications (Treasury, Corporate, Municipal, and Foreign) you saw from the Bonds Online website, placing them on the same graph. (The X-axis of the graph will show years to maturity and the Y-axis will show the yield.) For the corporate, municipal, and foreign bonds, you should assume AA bond ratings. You may have to estimate the yield curve for the foreign bond, but it should be an "educated" estimate developed from your other yield curves. Once you have assembled your graph, answer the following questions:

In terms of the risk included in each bond, do your yield curves make sense? If not, explain why not, and the reason that this "problem" occurs.
Redraw the yield curves, but now assume that the investor purchasing these bonds is in the 28% tax bracket. How do your yield curves differ from those first ones you drew?

Consider the following yieldcurve. (See the attachment file please. )
What is the market predicting about the movement of future short-term rates?
What might the yieldcurve predict about inflation rate in the futre?

I am trying to graph the yieldcurve for U. S. Treasury bonds. I believe I saw it on MSN Money I'm not sure.
I am also trying to graph the yieldcurve for AAA, AA, & A rated corporate bonds. Also why is the corporate bonds yieldcurve different than the U. S Treasury yieldcurve?

Assuming a real risk-free rate of 2% and a MRP +0.1x(t)%, t is the # of years to maturity, estimate the interest rate in Jan 1981 on bonds that mature in 1,2,5 and 20 years, and use Excel to draw a yieldcurve based on this information.

Which of the following is most correct?
a.If the expectations theory is correct (that is, maturity risk premium = 0) then an upward sloping yieldcurve means that the market believes that interest rates will rise in the future.
b.A 5-year corporate bond may have a yield less than a 10 year treasury bond.
c.The yield c

Complete the following assignment by entering the information in an excel spreadsheet and using the graphing capabilities in Excel to create the yieldcurve. your conclusions may be typed into your Excel spreadsheet or separately in a Word file. Use different financial resources such as Yahoo Finance, Federal Reserve Bank websit

Assume that expectations theory is the correct theory, calculate the interest rates in the term structure for maturities of one to five years, and plot the resulting yieldcurves for the following series of one-year interest rates over the next five years .
year 1 5%,
year 2 7%,
year 3 7%,
year 4 7%,
year 5 7%,
an

What does it mean when a current corporate bond yield is upward sloping?
Assume that the current corporate bond yieldcurve is upward sloping. Under this condition, then we could be sure that...
a Inflation is expected to decline in the future.
b The economy is not in a recession
c Long-term bonds are a better buy t

1) a. Suppose you are considering two possible investment opportunities, a 12-year Treasury bond and a 7-year, A-rated corporate bond. The current real risk-free rate is 4%. Inflation is expected to be 2% for the next two years, 3% for the following four years, and 4% thereafter. The maturity risk premium is estimated by this fo

Which of the following would most likely increase the slope of the yieldcurve?
a. An increase in the rate that prices are expected to increase over the next 30 years.
b. A decrease in the risk-free interest rate.
c. An increase in the risk-free interest rate, where the increase is the same amount for all maturity dates (e.g.