# Finance Questions…please show all level of work.

Question

3. Suppose you see the following bond price quote in the newspaper:

McDonalds 5.7% 2039..122.733

What can you tell about this bond from reading the price quote?

4. (calculating the present value of a bond) If a corporate bond with a face value of $1,000

has 24 years to go until it matures, has a coupon interest rate of 5.7% and a yield to

maturity (YTM) of 4.201%, what should be its price in the bond market (ie, PV)?

5. (calculating the current yield of a bond) If a corporate bond with a face value of $1,000

has 24 years to go until it matures, has a coupon interest rate of 5.7% and a market price

of $1,223.92, what is its current yield?

6. (calculating the YTM of a bond) If a corporate bond with a face value of $1,000 has 24

years to go until it matures, has a coupon interest rate of 5.7% and a market price of

$1,223.92, what is its yield to maturity (YTM)?

7. (calculating the YTC of a bond) Assume a callable corporate bond with a face value of

$1,000, a coupon interest rate of 5.7%, a market price of $1,223.92, and a call premium

of 6%. Assume also that the bond has 24 years to go until it matures, but it is callable

after 14 years. What is the bonds yield to call (YTC)?

8. (calculating the present value of a bond with semi-annual coupon interest payments) If a

corporate bond with a face value of $1,000 has 24 years to go until it matures, has a

coupon interest rate of 5.7%, paid semiannually, and has a yield to maturity (YTM) of

4.2%, what should be its price in the bond market (ie, PV)?

9. (calculating the YTM of a bond with semiannual interest payments) If a corporate bond with a

face value of $1,000 has 24 years to go until it matures, has a coupon interest rate of 5.7%, paid

semiannually, and has a market price of $1,223.92, what is its yield to maturity (YTM)?

11. Assume the real risk-free rate is 1%. Assume also that inflation is expected to be 1% in

the coming year (year 1), 2% in the next year after that (year 2), and 3% in the year after

that (year 3). Assume also that the default risk premium, the liquidity premium, and the

maturity risk premium are 0%. Given these conditions, what would be the yield on threeyear treasury bonds today?

12. Suppose the First Bank of St Louis was offering the following rates on certificates of

deposit (CDs) this week:

Maturity

Rate

3 month

6 month

1 year

1.50%

1.75%

2.00%

2 year

3 year

5 year

10 year

20 year

2.25%

2.50%

2.75%

3.00%

3.15%

a. Plot the above data on a yield curve. Label the graph and the axes appropriately.

b. Comment on the implications of this curve to you, as a potential investor in CDs.

Answers to numerical problems:

Question 4: $1,223.92

Question 5: 4.66%

Question 6: 4.2%

Question 7: 3.92%

Question 8: $1,225.44

Question 9: 4.21%

Question 11: 3.0%