BUS FPX 4070 Assessment 2 Inflation and Interest Rates
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BUS FPX 4070 Assessment 2 Inflation and Interest Rates

BUS FPX 4070 Assessment 2 Inflation and Interest Rates

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BUS-FPX4070 Foundations in Finance

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Problem 1: Real Risk-Free Rate

Current 30-day T-bills are yielding 3.5 percent. Your accountant provided you with these interest rate premiums:

  • IP = 1.5%
  • LP = 0.6%
  • MRP = 1.8%
  • DFP = 2.15%

According to Adam Hayes (2021), to calculate the real risk-free rate, subtract the inflation rate (IP) from the yield of the Treasury bond matching your investment duration.

What is the real risk-free rate of return based on this data?

[ r^* = RFR – IP ] [ r^* = 3.5\% – 1.5\% ] [ r^* = 2\% ]

Problem 2: Expected Interest Rate

For this problem, examine Treasury securities. Considering the following numbers, what would the yield on 3-year Treasury securities be?

  • Real risk-free = 4%.
  • Inflation expected at 1.5% for this year and 2% for the next 2 years.
  • Maturity risk premium = 0.
[ Yield = r^* + IP + MRP ] [ r^* = 4\% + \left(\frac{1.5\% + 2\% + 2\%}{3}\right) + 0 ] [ r^* = 4\% + \left(\frac{5.5\%}{3}\right) + 0 ] [ \text{Yield} = 4\% + 1.83\% ] [ \text{Yield} = 5.83\% ]

Problem 3: Default Risk Premium

A Treasury bond maturing in 5 years has a yield of 4 percent. A 5-year corporate bond has a yield of 7 percent. Consider that the liquidity premium on the corporate bond is 0.5 percent. If this is so, what is the default risk on the corporate bond?

[ \text{Default risk premium} = \text{corporate yield} – \text{t-bond yield} – IP – LP ] [ DFP = 7\% – 4\% – 0 – 0.5\% ] [ DFP = 3\% – 0.5\% ] [ DFP = 2.5\% ]

References

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Hayes, A. (2021, August 30). Investopedia. Risk-free rate of return. What is the risk-free rate of return? Retrieved from https://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/riskfreerate.asp#:~:text=To%20calculate%20the%20real%20risk,bond%20matching%20your%20investment%20duration.

Motley Fool Staff. (2016, November 2). The Motley Fool. How to find a default risk premium on a corporate bond. Why you should care about a bond’s default risk premium and how to figure it out. Retrieved from https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/how-to-find-a-default-risk-premium-on-a-corporate.aspx#:~:text=The%20default%20risk%20premium%20is,bond%20you%20wish%20to%20purchase.

BUS FPX 4070 Assessment 2 Inflation and Interest Rates

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BUS FPX 4070 Assessment 2 Inflation and Interest Rates