A bond has been issued with a face value of Rs. 1000 at 10% Coupon for 3 years. The required rate of return is 8%. What is the value of the bond if the Coupon amount is payable on halfyearly basis?
a. 1520
b. 1052
c. 1205
d. 1025
Ans  b
Explanation :
Here,
FV = 1000
CR = 10% halfyearly = 5% p.a.
Coupon = FV × CR = 50
R = 8% yearly = 4% p.a.
t = 3 years
Bond Price = (1/(1+R)^t)((coupon*((1+R)^t1)/R)+Face Value)
= 1052
(Since Coupon rate > YTM, so FV < Bond’s Value)
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A console bond of Rs. 10000 is issued at 6%. Coupon current interst rates and 9%. Find out the current value of the console bond.
a. Rs.7660
b. Rs.6760
c. Rs.6667
d. Rs.6676
And  c
Solution :
= 10000*0.06/0.09
= 6000/0.09
= 6670
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A 15 year, 8 % Rs 1000 face value bond is currently trading at Rs 958. The YTM of this bond must be......
a. less than 8%
b. equal to 8%
c. greater than 8%
d. unknown
Ans  c
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Of the following bonds, which one has the highest degree of interest rate risk?
a. 20 years 8% bond
b. 5 years 8% bond
c. 10 years 8% bond
d. not enough information
Ans  a
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XYZ Ltd has just issued a 10 year 7 % coupon bond. The face value of the bond is Rs 1000 and the bond makes annual coupon payments. If the required return on the bond is 10%, what is the bond's price?
a. Rs 815.66
b. Rs 923.67
c. Rs 1000.00
d. Rs 1256.35
Ans  a
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ABC Ltd just issued a 10 year 7% coupon bond. The face value of the bond is Rs 1000 and the bond makes semiannual coupon payments. If the required return on the bond is 10% , what is the price of bond?
a. Rs 815.66
b. Rs 1000.00
c. Rs 813.07
d. Rs 1035.27
Ans  c
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Suppose you purchased a bond Rs.1000 for Rs.920. The interest is 10 percent, and it will mature in 10 years. Calculate Yield to maturity
a. 10.75 %
b. 11.00 %
c. 11.25 %
d. 11.50 %
Ans – c
Solution :
C=Coupon payment
F=Face value
P=Price
n=Years to maturity
Yield To Maturity=C+(FP/n)/(F+P/2)
=100+(1000920/10)/(1000+920/2)
=100+(80/10)/(1920/2)
=100+8/960
=108/960
=0.1125
=11.25%
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A bond has been issued with a face value of Rs. 20000 at 12% Coupon for 3 years. The required rate of return is 10%. What is the value of the bond?
a. 20595
b. 29095
c. 25095
d. 20995
Ans  d
Explanation :
Here,
FV = 20000
Coupon Rate (CR) = 0.12
t = 3 yr
R (YTM) = 0.10
Coupon = FV × CR = 2400
Bond Price = (1/(1+R)^t)((coupon*((1+R)^t1)/R)+Face Value)
So, Value of bond = 20995
(Since Coupon rate > YTM, so FV < Bond’s Value)
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