An investor must choose between two bonds:
Bond A pays $72 annual interest and has a market value of $925. It has 10 years to maturity. Bond B pays $62 annual interest and has a market value of $910. It has two years to maturity. Assume the par value of the bonds is $1,000.
a. Compute the current yield on both bonds.
b. Which bond should she select based on your answer to part a?
c. A drawback of current yield is that it does not consider the total life of the bond. For example, the yield to maturity on Bond A is 8.33 percent. What is the yield to maturity on Bond B?
d. Has your answer changed between parts b and c of this question in terms of which bond to select?