Dear Students!

This is to inform that Graded Discussion Board (GDB) No. 01 will be opened on May 14, 2019 for discussion and last date for posting your discussion will be May 20, 2019This Graded Discussion Board will be on the topic of Bonds Valuation.

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  • ·        Your discussion must be based on logical facts.
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Graded Discussion Board:

The below chart shows the Price-Yield relationship for two Rs.500-par-value bonds i.e. Bond 1 and Bond 2  having equal coupon rate of 10% with maturity of 4 and 8 years respectively. Each price-yield curve represents a set of prices for that bond plotted against different assumed market required rates of return (market yields).

Requirement:

  1. Why the price-yield curve of Bond 2 is steeper than Bond 1 in given line graph? How does it affect the investor holding Bond 2?
  2. Why the bond prices vary from their par value when coupon rate is different from market required rate of return?

 

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  • Your answer should be to the point and must satisfy the question requirement.
  • Copied answer or same content with only synonyms changed from any source of internet will straight away be marked zero.

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For acquiring the relevant knowledge watch the course video lectures, consult recommended books, and study additional material available online or in any other mode.

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