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a 12 year, 5 % coupon bond pays interest annually. The bond

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a 12 year, 5 % coupon bond pays interest annually. The bond has a face value of $1000. What is the change in price of this bond if the market yield rises to 6% from the current yield of 4.5%. please show math
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  Annie Kavitha replied 8 years ago.

current yield = coupon payment/current market price


coupon payment = 5% of 1,000 = 50


If the current yield is 4.5%, then


Current market price = 50/4.5%




when the market yield rises to 6% then,


Market price = 50/6%


= $833.33


Change in the price of the bond ($1,111.11 - $833.33) is a decrease of $277.78

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
that answer is incorrect. I need a percentage indicating a 12 percent decrease.