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In early January 2007, you purchased $30,000 worth of some high-grade corporate bonds. The bonds carried a coupon of 81/8% and mature in 2021. You paid $94.125 when you bought the bonds. Over the 5-year period from 2007 through 2011, the bonds were priced in the market as follows:
Coupon payments were made on schedule throughout the 5-year period.
a. Find the annual holding period returns for 2007 through 2011.
b. Use the return information in Table 10.1 to evaluate the investment performance of this bond. How do you think it stacks up against the market? Explain.


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