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1. [Treasury Bonds, Notes & Bills: 24 Points]

a. (2 points) From your Barron’s, find a Treasury bill maturing in three months from the date of your Barron’s in 2015. For example, if the date of your Barron’s is February 15 (October 1, 2015), then choose a Treasury bill maturing around May 15 (January 1, 2016).

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Find a Treasury bond or note maturing one year from the date of your Barron’s in 2015. For example, if the date of your Barron’s is February 15, 2015, then choose a Treasury bond or note maturing in February 2016 *
b. (10 points) Referring to the Treasury bill chosen on Question (a) above, compute a “number of days to maturity” on the Treasury bill from the date of your Barron’s to its maturity date. For example, if the date of your Barron’s is February 15, and the maturity date of the Treasury bill is May 15, then there will be 89 days to maturity (13 + 31 + 30 + 15). [Show your computation work] * Maturity date – Sept 24, 2015; Barron Date – June 22, 2015 * 8 + 31 + 31 + 24 = 94 number of days to maturity

Compute actual asked dollar price of the Treasury bill, assuming \$1,000 face value. [Show your computation work] *

99.857 x 10 = 998.57

Using the annual coupon payment and the actual asked dollar price that you computed above, compute the yield to maturity of the Treasury bond, assuming the next coupon payment will be given on the maturity day. [Show your computation work]

I = F –P / F x 360 / days to maturity = 1000 – 998.57 / 1000 x 360 / 94 = 0.0054 = 0.54% Did the asked price of the Treasury bond increase or decrease from the previous Friday? Did the asked yield to maturity on the Treasury bond increase or decrease from the previous Friday?

2. [Corporate Bonds: 22 Points]
a. (1 point) From your Barron’s, choose one corporate…...

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