1) A $1,000 par value 14-year bond with a 12 percent coupon rate recently sold for $945. What is the yield to maturity? Assume semiannual payments and submit your answer as a percentage rounded to two decimal places.
2) Consider a 10 year bond with face value $1,000 that pays a 6.5% coupon semi-annually and has a yield-to-maturity of 8.5%. What is the approximate percentage change in the price of bond if interest rates in the economy are expected to decrease by 0.60% per year? Submit your answer as a percentage and round to two decimal places. (Hint: What is the expected price of the bond after the change in interest rates?)
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