problem 1: Interpreting Bond Yields.
Is the yield to maturity on a bond the similar thing as the required return? Is the YTM the same thing as the coupon rate? Assume today a 10 % coupon bond sells at par. Two years from now, the required return on the same bond is 8 percent. find out the coupon rate of the bond then? The YTM?
problem 2: Valuing Bonds.
Even although most of the corporate bonds in the United States make coupon payments semiannually, bonds issued elsewhere often have annual €1,000, 25 years to maturity, and a coupon rate of 6.4 percent paid annually. If the yield to maturity is 7.5 %, Find out the present price of the bond?
problem 3: Coupon Rates.
Ponzi Corporation has bonds on the market with 14.5 years to maturity, a YTM of 6.1 percent, and a current price of 1,038. The bonds make semiannual payments. What should the coupon rate on these bonds?
problem 4: Inflation and Nominal Returns.
Assume that the real rate is 2.5 percent and the inflation rate is 4.1 percent. What rate would you expect to see on a Treasury bill?
problem 5: Nominal versus Real Returns.
Say you own an asset that had a total return last year of 10.7 %. If the inflation rate last year was 3.7 percent, determine the real return?