# After recently receiving a bonus, you have decided to add some bonds to your investment portfolio. You

## Question:

a. Using the PRICE function, calculate the intrinsic value of each bond. Are any of the bonds currently undervalued? How much accrued interest would you have to pay for each bond?

b. Calculate the current yield of each bond. Is this the total return that you would earn each year? If you were on a fixed income, would you care about this number?

c. Using the YIELD function, calculate the yield to maturity of each bond using the current market prices. How do the YTMs compare to the current yields of the bonds?

d. Calculate the duration and modified duration of each bond. Create a chart that shows both measures versus term to maturity. Does duration increase linearly with term? If not, what relationship do you see?

e. Which bond would you rather own if you expect market rates to fall by 2% for all bonds? What if rates will rise by 2%? Why?

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## Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel

**ISBN:** 978-1285432274

7th edition

**Authors:** Timothy R. Mayes, Todd M. Shank