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The spot rates of interest for five Canada bonds are shown in the following table. Assume all securities pay interest annually.
Spot Rates of Interest
Term to Maturity (years) Spot Rate of Interest (%)
1............. 13.00
2............. 12.00
3............. 11.00
4 ............. 10.00
5............. 9.00
a.
i. Compute the two- year implied forward rate for a deferred loan beginning in three years.
ii. Explain your answer by using the expectations theory.
b. Compute the price of a five- year annual-pay Canada bond with a coupon rate of 9 percent by using the information in the table.


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