FINANCE

Both Bond Bill and Bond Ted have 11.8 percent coupons, make semiannual payments, and are priced at par value. Bond Bill has 7 years to maturity, whereas Bond Ted has 24 years to maturity. Both bonds have a par value of 1,000.

If interest rates suddenly rise by 2 percent, what is the percentage change in the price of these bonds? (A negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

 

Percentage
change in price
Bond Bill [removed] %
Bond Ted [removed] %

 

If rates were to suddenly fall by 2 percent instead, what would be the percentage change in the price of these bonds? (Do not round intermediate calculations and enter your answers as a percent rounded to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)

 

Percentage
change in price
Bond Bill [removed] %
Bond Ted [removed] %

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