# Finance-The current price of a 6-month zero coupon bond

January 30, 2017

Question
The current price of a 6-month zero coupon bond with a facevalue of \$100 is B1. If a 9-month strip with a face value of \$100 is currentlytrading for B2, find the forward interest rate for the 6 to 9 month period.Solve by both continuous compounding and quarterly compounding. Writeyour answers for the following:10. Six-month spot interest rate for quarterly compounding.11. Nine-month spot interest rate for quarterly compounding.12. Forward rate (6 to 9 months) for quarterly compounding.13. Six-month spot interest rate for continuous compounding.14. Nine-month spot interest rate for continuous compounding.15. Forward rate (6 to 9 months) for continuous compounding.16. What is the guaranteed fair price of a 3-month T-Bill to be deliveredat 6 months from now, assuming quarterly compounding?17.What is the guaranteed fair price of a 3-month T-Bill to be deliveredat 6 months from now, assume continuous compounding?

B1 B2
97.38
96.38

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