Bonds

swarnendupathak
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Bonds

Consider a \$1,000 par value bond with a 7% annual coupon. The bond pays interest annually. There are 2 years remaining until maturity. What is the current yield on the bond assuming that the required return on the bond is 10%? Use simple compounding.
a. 0.1
b. 0.0738
c. 0.05
d. 0.0352

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pankaj
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Re: Bonds

The question is very simple, to calculate current yield, first you need to know the present value of the bond. The present value of the bond is equal to the present value of the remaining payments on the bond.

Using financial calculator you can calculate the bond value.
N= 2, PMT= 70 (coupon= 1000*7%), I/Y= 10%, FV= 1000 (Face value), compute PV= ?
This will give the present value of 947.93.

Than to calculate current yield, divide coupon by the present value of the bond.

Current Yield = 70/947.93 = 0.07384 (7.384%)

Hope this helps!

swarnendupathak
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Re: Bonds

Thanks Pankaj, just confused with the required rate of return with yeild.
Thanks.

Swarnendu