Salim purchased 8%, 3 years bond of Rs. 10 lac, with annual interest payment and face value payable on maturity. The YTM is assumed@ 6%. Calculate % change in the price of the bond when the decrease in YTM is 100 basis points from 6% to 5% and the duration is 2.79 years and modified duration is 2.63 years.
a. 2.36
b. 2.63
c. 3.26
d. 3.62
Ans  b
Explanation :
Percentage change in price of bond
= MD × Change in Price
= 2.63 × (6%  5%)
= 2.63%,
That means a fall in YTM by 1% increases the price of the bond by 2.63%.
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What is the price of a 20year, zerocoupon bond with a 5.1% yield and Rs. 1000 face value?
a. Rs. 359
b. Rs. 369
c. Rs. 379
d. Rs. 389
Ans  b
Solution :
PV = 1000/(1+0.051)^20
= 369
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A bond has been issued with a face value of Rs. 1000 at 8% Coupon for 3 years. The required rate of return is 7%. What is the value of the bond?
a. 1062.25
b. 1625.25
c. 1026.25
d. 1052.25
Ans – c
Explanation :
Here,
FV = 1000
Coupon Rate (CR) = 0.08
t = 3 yr
R (YTM) = 0.07
Coupon = FV × CR = 80
Bond Price = (1/(1+R)^t)((coupon*((1+R)^t1)/R)+Face Value)
So, Value of bond = 1026.25
(Since Coupon rate > YTM, so Bond’s Value > FV)
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A 5year Govt. bond with a coupon rate of 8% has a face value of 1000. What is the annual interest payment?
a. 80
b. 40
c. 100
d. None of the above
Ans  a
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ABC Inc has a 12 year bond outstanding that makes 9.5% annual coupon payments. If the appropriate discount rate is for such a bond is 7% , what is the appropriate price of bond ?
a. 1254.87
b. 1198.57
c. 1158.57
d. 1232.56
Ans  b
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A 5year Govt. bond with a coupon rate of 8% has a face value of 1000. What is the annual interest payment?
A. 80
B. 40
C. 100
D. None of the above
Ans  a
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Ram purchased two bonds bond1 & bond2 with face value of Rs. 1000 each and Coupon of 8% and maturity of 4 years & 6 years respectively. If YTM is increased by 1%, the % change in prices of bond1 & bond2 would be ......
a. 2.39 & 4.84
b. 3.29 & 4.84
c. 3.29 & 4.48
d. 2.39 & 4.48
Ans  c
Explanation :
Bond Price = (1/(1+R)^t)((coupon*((1+R)^t1)/R)+Face Value)
Bond 1:
If YTM is 9%, then bond’s price
= [80 × (1.09^4 – 1) ÷ 0.09 + 1000] ÷ 1.09^4
= 967.64
Bond 2:
If YTM is 9%, then bond’s price
= [80 × (1.09^6 – 1) ÷ 0.09 + 1000] ÷ 1.09^6
= 955.14
So, % change in price of bond 1
= (1000 – 967.04) ÷ 1000
= 0.03296
= 3.29%
& % change in price of bond 2
= (1000 – 955.14) ÷ 1000
= 0.04486
= 4.48%
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