# Question Regarding Bond-Coupon Prices with Partial Period Maturity Date

## What is the relationship between maturity date and coupon rate?

**If an investor purchases a bond at par or face value, the yield to maturity is equal to its coupon rate**. If the investor purchases the bond at a discount, its yield to maturity will be higher than its coupon rate. A bond purchased at a premium will have a yield to maturity that is lower than its coupon rate.

## How does the coupon rate of the bond affect its duration and why?

**The higher a bond’s coupon, the shorter its duration**, because proportionately more payment is received before final maturity. Because zero coupon bonds make no coupon payments, a zero coupon bond’s duration will be equal to its maturity.

## How do we calculate a bond price at a specific date between two coupon dates?

Quote: *Okay so accurate interest would very simply be equal to 62 days which have elapsed since the last coupon was paid divided by the total number of days in this coupon. Period which is 180.*

## How is the price of a coupon bond determined?

Coupon rate is calculated by **adding up the total amount of annual payments made by a bond, then dividing that by the face value (or “par value”) of the bond**. For example: ABC Corporation releases a bond worth $1,000 at issue. Every six months it pays the holder $50.

## What is the relationship between bond price and maturity?

Relationship with bond’s price

**A bond’s price moves inversely with its YTM**. An increase in YTM decreases the price and a decrease in YTM increases the price of a bond.

## Why is YTM and price inversely related?

Yields and Bond Prices are inversely related. So **a rise in price will decrease the yield and a fall in the bond price will increase the yield**. The calculation for YTM is based on the coupon rate, the length of time to maturity and the market price of the bond. YTM is basically the Internal Rate of Return on the bond.

## Why does interest rate risk increase with the term to maturity and with lower coupons?

This is because **longer-term bonds have a greater duration than short-term bonds that are closer to maturity and have fewer coupon payments remaining**. Long-term bonds are also exposed to a greater probability that interest rates will change over their remaining duration.

## When a bond’s yield to maturity is less than the bond’s coupon rate the bond?

C. If a bond’s yield to maturity exceeds its coupon rate, the bond will sell at a premium over par. If a bond’s yield to maturity exceeds its coupon rate, **the bond will sell at a discount below par**. You just studied 14 terms!

## Why does Bond price decrease when yield to maturity increases?

This happens largely because **the bond market is driven by the supply and demand for investment money**. Meaning, when there is more demand for bonds, the treasury won’t have to raise yields to attract investors.

## What affects coupon rate?

In short, the coupon rate is affected by both **prevailing interest rates and by the issuer’s creditworthiness**. The prevailing interest rate directly affects the coupon rate of a bond, as well as its market price.

## How are coupons calculated?

If you know the face value of the bond and its coupon rate, you can calculate the annual coupon payment by **multiplying the coupon rate times the bond’s face value**. For example, if the coupon rate is 8% and the bond’s face value is $1,000, then the annual coupon payment is . 08 * 1000 or $80.

## How does coupon rate affect interest rate risk?

**Bonds offering lower coupon rates generally will have higher interest rate risk than similar bonds that offer higher coupon rates**. For example, imagine one bond that has a coupon rate of 2% while another bond has a coupon rate of 4%.

## Why is the price of a bond with a lower coupon more sensitive to a change in yield than a price of a bond with a higher coupon rate?

Generally, **bonds with long maturities and low coupons have the longest durations**. These bonds are more sensitive to a change in market interest rates and thus are more volatile in a changing rate environment.

## Why are higher coupon bonds less volatile?

Bonds with higher coupon rates **pay higher coupon payments, allowing investors to be paid back their initial investment costs sooner in terms of time value of money**, and thus subjecting bond prices to interest rate change to a lesser degree.

## What relationship between the required return and the coupon interest rate will cause a bond to sell at a discount at a premium at its par value analysis in brief?

A bond sells at a premium when the required return is less than the coupon rate. A bond sells at par value when **the required return equals the coupon rate**.

## What happens to a discount bond as the time to maturity decreases?

Similarly, for a discount bond we will show that as term to maturity increases, the price decreases at a decreasing rate. Therefore, as the bond approaches the maturity and the term to maturity decreases, **the price of a discount bond increases at an increasing rate**.

## Why does a bond sell at a discount when the coupon rate is lower than the required rate of return and vice versa?

Interest Rates and Discount Bonds

A bond that offers bondholders a lower interest or coupon rate than the current market interest rate would likely be sold at a lower price than its face value. This lower price is **due to the opportunity investors have to buy a similar bond or other securities that give a better return**.

## What relationships do you observe between years to maturity yield to maturity and the current price?

**For a given maturity, the bond’s current price falls as yield to maturity rises**. For a given yield to maturity, a bond’s value rises as its maturity increases. When yield to maturity equals the coupon rate, a bond’s current price equals its face value regardless of years to maturity.

## What relationship between the required return and the coupon interest rate will cause a bond to sell at a discount?

A bond sells at a discount **when the required return exceeds the coupon rate**. A bond sells at a premium when the required return is less than the coupon rate. A bond sells at par value when the required return equals the coupon rate.

## What is the difference between the yield to maturity on a coupon bond and the rate of return?

what is the difference between yield to maturity on a coupon bond and the rate of return? B. yield to maturity is the value of the coupon expressed as a percentage of the price of the bond. rate of return is the return over a specific holding period that takes into account not just the coupon rate but the price change.

## What will be the relationship among coupon rate current yield and yield to maturity for bonds selling at discount?

When a bond’s market price is above par, which is known as a premium bond, its current yield and YTM are lower than its coupon rate. Conversely, **when a bond sells for less than par, which is known as a discount bond, its current yield and YTM are higher than the coupon rate**.

## How does the current yield differ from the yield to maturity and what determines how close the two values are?

**The Yield to Maturity is the yield when a bond becomes mature, while the Current yield is the yield of a bond at the present moment**. The Current yield is used to make an assessment on the relationship between the current price of bonds and the annual interest generated by bonds.

## What does it mean if current yield is greater than yield to maturity?

a discount

If a bond’s yield to maturity is greater than its current yield, **the bond is selling at a discount, or a price less than par value**. If YTM is less than current yield, the bond is selling at a premium, or a price above the par value. If YTM equals current yield, the bond is selling at par value.

## What is the difference between yield to maturity YTM and Realised returns?

Key Takeaways. Realized yield is the actual return earned during the holding period for an investment, and it may include dividends, interest payments, and other cash distributions. **The realized yield on investments with maturity dates is likely to differ from the stated yield to maturity under most circumstances**.