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The real risk-free rate, , is 1.7%. Inflation is expected to average 1.5% a year for the next 4 years, after which time inflation is expected to average 4.8% a year. Assume that there is no maturity risk premium. An 11-year corporate bond has a yield of 8.7%, which includes a liquidity premium of 0.3%. What is its default risk premium?
Suppose the inflation rate is expected to be 7% next year, 5% the following year, and 3% thereafter. Assume that the real risk-free rate, , will remain at 2% and that maturity risk premiums on Treasury securities rise from zero on very short-term bonds (those that mature in a few days) to 0.2% for 1-year securities. Furthermore, maturity risk premiums increase 0.2% for each year to maturity, up to a limit of 1.0% on 5-year or longer-term T-bonds. a. Calculate the interest rate on 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 10-, and 20-year Treasury securities and plot the yield curve. b. Suppose a AAA-rated company (which is the highest bond rating a firm can have) had bonds with the same maturities as the Treasury bonds. Estimate and plot what you believe a AAA-rated company’s yield curve would look like on the same graph with the Treasury bond yield curve. (Hint: Think about the default risk premium on its long-term versus its short-term bonds.) c. On the same graph, plot the approximate yield curve of a much riskier lower-rated company with a much higher risk of defaulting on its bonds.
Due to a recession, expected inflation this year is only 3.25%. However, the inflation rate in Year 2 and thereafter is expected to be constant at some level above 3.25%. Assume that the expectations theory holds and the real risk-free rate is 2.5%. If the yield on 3-year Treasury bonds equals the 1-year yield plus 1.5%, what inflation rate is expected after Year 1?
Suppose 2-year Treasury bonds yield 4.1%, while 1-year bonds yield 3.2%. is 1%, and the maturity risk premium is zero. a. Using the expectations theory, what is the yield on a 1-year bond 1 year from now? Calculate the yield using a geometric average. b. What is the expected inflation rate in Year 1? Year 2?
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