BA350 / FI515 Financial Management: Week 6 Assignment (Q5-1, P5-1, P5-9, P5-13)

BA350 / FI515 Financial Management

Week 6 Assignment:
Question 5-1
Problems 5-1, 5-4, 5-9, 5-13

Question 5-1
Define each of the following terms:
Treasury bond
Corporate Bond
Municipal Bond
Foreign Bond
Par Value
Maturity date
Coupon Payment
Coupon Interest Rate

P5-1: Bond Valuation with Annual Payments
Jackson Corporation’s bonds have 12 years remaining to maturity. Interest is paid annually, the bonds have a $1,000 par value, and the coupon interest rate is 8%. The bonds have a yield to maturity of 9%. What is the current market price of these bonds?

P5-4: Determinant of Interest Rates
The real risk-free rate of interest is 4%. Inflation is expected to be 2% this year and 4% during the next 2 years. Assume that the maturity risk premium is zero. What is the yield on 2-year Treasury securities? What is the yield on 3-year Treasury securities?

P5-9: Bond Valuation and Interest Rate Risk
The Garraty Company has two bond issues outstanding. Both bonds pay $100 annual interest plus $1,000 at maturity. Bond L has a maturity of 15 years, and Bond S has a maturity of 1 year.
a. What will be the value of each of these bonds when the going rate of interest is: (1) 5%, (2) 8%, and (3) 12%? Assume that there is only one more interest payment to be made on Bond S.
b. Why does the longer-term (15-year) bond fluctuate more when interest rates change than does the shorter-term bond (1 year)?

P5-13: Yield to Maturity and Current Yield
You just purchased a bond that matures in 5 years. The bond has a face value of $1,000 and has an 8% annual coupon. The bond has a current yield of 8.21%. What is the bond’s yield to maturity?
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