# Even though most corporate bonds in the United States make

June 10, 2016

Question
1.Even though most corporate bonds in the United States make coupon payments semiannually, bonds issued elsewhere often have annual coupon payments. Suppose a German company issues a bond with a par value of €1,000, 15 years to maturity, and a coupon rate of 7.7 percent paid annually. If the yield to maturity is 8.8 percent, what is the current price of the bond? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) Price € 2.Essary Enterprises has bonds on the market making annual payments, with twelve years to maturity, a par value of \$1,000, and selling for \$960. At this price, the bonds yield 6.5 percent. What must the coupon rate be on the bonds? Coupon rate % 3. You find a zero coupon bond with a par value of \$10,000 and 13 years to maturity. The yield to maturity on this bond is 5 percent. Assume semiannual compounding periods. What is the price of the bond Price \$ 4. Treasury bills are currently paying 5 percent and the inflation rate is 2.5 percent. What is the approximate real rate of interest? (Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) Approximate real rate % What is the exact real rate? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) Exact real rate % 5.An investment offers a total return of 18 percent over the coming year. Janice Yellen thinks the total real return on this investment will be only 14 percent. What does Janice believe the inflation rate will be over the next year? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Enter your answer as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.) Inflation rate %