INSTRUMENT Treasury Bonds_________________________________________________________________
INSTRUMENT Treasury Bonds_________________________________________________________________________
CURRENCY Australian dollars_________________________________________________________________________
MATURITY DATE 21 October 2018_________________________________________________________________________
COUPON 3.25% per annum, paid semi-annually in arrears, on theFace Value of the bonds_________________________________________________________________________
COUPON PAYMENT DATES 21 April and21 October in each year commencing on 21 April 2014, to andincluding the Maturity Date_________________________________________________________________________
DENOMINATION $1,000 Face Value_________________________________________________________________________
Based on current market prices for this bond, it is possible toinfer that investors require a return of 3% per annum, compoundingsemi-annually, on investments of this risk. Assuming this requiredrate of return remains constant through to the bond’s maturitydate, how much do you expect this bond to trade for on 21 October2014, immediately after the coupon interest has been paid to theholder of the bond?