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Broadly, it increases with maturity. A bond’s duration is generally shorter than its maturity. This is because the cash flows received in the early years of the bond’s life have the greatest present values and therefore are given the greatest weight. That shortens the average time in which cash flows are received. A zero-coupon bond’s cash flows are all received at redemption, so there is no present-value weighting. Therefore, a zero-coupon bond’s duration is equal to its term to maturity. Duration increases as coupon and yield decrease.

This means that the rate used to discount the cash flows of a bond paying semiannual coupons is exactly half the bond’s yield. Bond Pricing The fair price of a bond is the sum of the present values of all its cash flows, including both the coupon payments and the redemption payment. 12). 16 Introduction to Bonds P= C (1 + r ) N = + C (1 + r )2 ∑ (1 + r ) C n n =1 + + C (1 + r )3 + ...... S. S. dollars, such as USD Eurobonds—usually pay semiannual coupons. 12) allowing for twice-yearly discounting.

Treasury, quoted at a price of 99-16? S. 50 per $100. 9950 × 5,000,000 = $4,975,000 If the price of a bond is below par, the total consideration is below the nominal amount; if it is priced above par, the consideration will be above the nominal amount. P= C i (1 + r ) + C 1+i (1 + r ) + C 2+i (1 + r ) + ...... 17) where the variables C, M, n, and r are as before As noted above, the bond market includes securities, known as zerocoupon bonds, or strips, that do not pay coupons. These are priced by setting C to 0 in the pricing equation.

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