Determining Interest and Approximate Bond Value. Assume that three years ago, you purchased a corporate bond that pays 9.5 percent. The purchase price was $1,000. Also assume that three years after your bond investment, comparable bonds are paying 8 percent.
a. What is the annual dollar amount of interest that you will receive from your bond investment?
b. Assuming that comparable bonds are paying 8 percent, what is the approximate dollar price for which you could sell your bond?
c. In your own words, describe why your bond increased or decreased in value.