BOND VALUATION An investor has two bonds in her portfolio, Bond C and Bond Z. Each bond matures in 4 years, has a face value of $1,000, and has a yield to maturity of 9 6%. Bond C pays a 10% annual coupon, while Bond Z is a zero coupon bond.
a. Assuming that the yield to maturity of each bond remains at 9 6% over the next 4 years, calculate the price of the bonds at each of the following years to maturity:
b. Plot the time path of prices for each bond.