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  • A company’s 5-year bonds are yielding 7.75% per year. Treasury bonds with the same maturity are yielding 5.2% per year, and the real risk-free rate (r*) is 2.3%. The average inflation premium is 2.5%; and the maturity risk premium is estimated to be 0.1 $ (t = 1)%, where t " number of years to maturity. If the liquidity premium is 1%, w

  • An investor in Treasury securities expects inflation to be 2.5% in Year 1, 3.2% in Year 2, and 3.6% each year thereafter. Assume that the real risk-free rate is 2.75% and that this rate will remain constant. Three-year Treasury securities yield 6.25%, while 5-year Treasury securities yield 6.80%. What is the difference in the maturity ris

  • The real risk-free rate, r*, is 2.5%. Inflation is expected to average 2.8% a year for the next 4 years, after which time inflation is expected to average 3.75% a year. Assume that there is no maturity risk premium. An 8-year corporate bond has a yield of 8.3%, which includes a liquidity premium of 0.75%. What is its default risk premium?

  • Suppose 2-year Treasury bonds yield 4.5%, while 1-year bonds yield 3%. r* is 1%, and the maturity risk premium is zero. a. Using the expectations theory, what is the yield on a 1-year bond 1 year from now?b. What is the expected inflation rate in Year 1? Year 2?

  • Assume that the real risk-free rate is 2% and that the maturity risk premium is zero. If the 1-year bond yield is 5% and a 2-year bond (of similar risk) yields 7%, what is the 1-year interest rate that is expected for Year 2? What inflation rate is expected during Year 2? Comment on why the average interest rate during the 2-year period d

  • An analyst is evaluating securities in a developing nation where the inflation rate is very high. As a result, the analyst has been warned not to ignore the cross-product between the real rate and inflation. A 6-year security with no maturity, default, or liquidity risk has a yield of 20.84%. If the real risk-free rate is 6%, what average

  • A 5-year Treasury bond has a 5.2% yield. A 10-year Treasury bond yields 6.4%, and a 10-year corporate bond yields 8.4%. The market expects that inflation will average 2.5% over the next 10 years (IP10 = 2.5%). Assume that there is no maturity risk premium (MRP = 0) and that the annual real risk-free rate, r*, will remain constant over the

  • Suppose the inflation rate is expected to be 7% next year, 5% the following year, and 3% thereafter. Assume that the real risk-free rate, r*, will remain at 2% and that maturity risk premiums on Treasury securities rise from zero on very short-term bonds (those that mature in a few days) to 0.2% for 1-year securities. Furthermore, maturit

  • In late 1980, the U.S. Commerce Department released new data showing inflation was 15%. At the time, the prime rate of interest was 21%, a record high. However, many investors expected the new Reagan administration to be more effective in controlling inflation than the Carter administration had been. Moreover, many observers believed that

  • a. What effect would each of the following events likely have on the level of nominal interest rates?(1) Households dramatically increase their savings rate.(2) Corporations increase their demand for funds following an increase in investment opportunities.(3) The government runs a larger-than-expected budget deficit.(4) There is an increa