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December 17, 2017

Other than changes in the rate of inflation what 2 factors impact the yields on inflation-indexed bonds?

Overall economic growth and its corresponding impact on real interest rates. Inflation-indexed bonds are not immune to interest rate risk. Investor demand for bonds has an inverse impact on IIB yields. Lack of investor demand drives up the yields issuers must pay in order to sell the bonds they need to issue. Advertisements

November 27, 2016

The value of an embedded call on a callable bond ____ as the yield curve flattens.

Increases So the value of a callable bond will still likely increase but not as much as a straight bond when the yield curve flattens, assuming the yield curve was upward sloping to begin with.

November 14, 2016

The strategy of riding the yield curve is one in which a bond trader…

…attempts to generate a total return over a given investment horizon that exceeds the return of a bond with maturity matched to the horizon. The strategy involves buying a bond with maturity more distant then the investment horizon. Assuming an upward sloping yield curve, if the curve does not change shape or level as the […]

October 15, 2016

A higher dividend yield reduces the value of an option and thus ____ resulting in ____.

Option Expense The lower expense results in higher earnings for the firm granting the options.

May 28, 2016

Market participants prefer the swap-rate curve over the government bond yield curve because?

The availability of swaps and the equilibrium pricing are driven only by the interaction of supply and demand. It is not affected by technical market factors. The swap market is not regulated which makes swap rates across different countries comparable. Swap curves across countries are more comparable than sovereign bond yield curves because swap curves […]

May 7, 2016

Convenience Yield

Convenience yield is the monetary benefit from holding a commodity physically instead of being long the respective futures and is affected significantly by inventory levels. A supply surplus lowers the spot price and also the convenience yield.

January 5, 2016

As yields fall the value of a non-callable bond is greater or less than a callable bond?

GREATER The value of a non-callable bond increases by more than the callable bond because the value of the call goes up. Callable Bond = Non-callable bond – call value

January 4, 2016

Market Dividend Yield (D/P) & Justified Do/Po

trailing D/P = 4 * most recent quarterly DIV / market price per share leading D/P = next 4 quarters forces DIVs / market price per share D0/Po = (r – g) / (1 + g)

July 19, 2012

Yield Curve Risk

Bonds with different maturity dates are more or less sensitive to changes in the market interest rate depending on the time until they mature. Bonds most at risk are long term with a low coupon.

July 19, 2012

Discount Yield & Price Formula for T-Bills

Discount Yield = [(Face Value – Price) / Face Value][360/Days] Days to maturity in a 360 day year is convention. BEY is more accurate. Can possibly be simplified further to: (1-P)(360/NSM) = Discount Yield