Hi I'm new to this site. Was just wondering if any could help with Question 3 in Investment planning ?????? Question 3: Jenny owns an RBA bond parcel. She asks you to explain how it is possible that an investor can make or loss money on fixed interest investments. As part of you explanation, calculate the purchase price of a 10-eyar Government bond parcel with a yield rate of 8.95% p.a paid as a half yearly coupon. Assume that the prevailing market interest rate is 7.50% p.a and that the bond parcel has 250 days until maturity. Use a parcel price of $100.

The value of a bond is inversely related to the interest rate. When interest rates go, the value of your bond goes down. When Interest rates go down, the value of your bond goes up. There should be a formula in your text to calculate this. Using their example calculate first the value of the bond, then the value of the bond given a 1% raise/fall in the current market rate to illustrate the inverse relationship.

Hi Young Gun, im still stuck with question 3.... I've used formula - Price= fv +c/1+ [*(DM/D] This is what i did Price= $100+4.48 / 1+[0.075* 250/365) = $99.41 Am i totally wrong.........??? need help please