1. Bond J is a 3 % coupon bond. Bond K is a 9 % coupon bond. Both bonds have 15 years to maturity, make semiannual payments, and have a YTM of 6 %. If interest rates suddenly increase by 2 %, what is the percentage price change of these bonds? What if rates suddenly drop by 2 % rather ? What does this problem state you about the interest rate risk of lower-coupon bonds?
2. Martin Software has 9.2 % coupon bonds on the market with 18 years to maturity. The bonds make semi-annual payments and presently sell for 106.8 % of par. What is the current yield on the bonds? They YTM? The effective annual yield?
3. You want to encompass $2 million in real dollars in an account when you retire in 40 years. The nominal return on your investment is 10 % and the inflation rate is 3.8 percent. What real amount should you deposit each year to achieve your goal?