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# Southern Bell has issued percent bonds that mature on August

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Southern Bell has issued percent bonds that mature on August 1, 2011. Assume that interest is paid and compounded annually. Determine the yield to maturity if an investor purchases a \$1,000 denomination bond for \$853.75 on August 1, 2004.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Neo replied 7 years ago.

Good day!

Yield to Maturity is 7.098%.

Thank you so much! :)

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Neo replied 7 years ago.

Hello Poloblue,

Do you have clarification question? Or do you wish an alternative way of computation?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I want to know how you got that answer, how you worked the problem to get that particular percentage, to teach me for future use
Expert:  Neo replied 7 years ago.

Okay.

I think I have to teach you the fastest way of computation but you have to be familiarize with the "terms" used.

Nper = Number of Period

Pmt = Interest payment (Face Value of Bond x Interest rate)

PV = selling price of the bond (should be written as negative figure)

FV = Face value of bond

In this problem, we got

Nper = 7 years

Pmt = \$1,000 x 4 3/8% = \$1,000 x 4.375% = \$43.75

PV = \$853.75, we should write this as -\$853.75 for computation purpose only.

FV = \$1,000

Now, using the excel formula,

=rate(nper,pmt,pv,fv)

Plug in the values

=rate(7,43.75,-853.75,1000)

If you copy and paste this =rate(7,43.75,-853.75,1000) to excel, it will give you the computation for the yield to maturity.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i entered =rate(7,43.75,-853.75,1000) onto the fx bar & only the percentage showed up, i want to see exactly how you worked the problem to get the answer you got
Expert:  Neo replied 7 years ago.
Do you mean manual computation?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Neo replied 7 years ago.

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