Posted by Kevin on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:47pm.
What is the current yield of a annual coupon bond with a 6% coupon, four years until maturity, and a price of $750?

Finance  drwls, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 8:47am
What you probably really want is the Yield To Maturity (YTM). Assume the bond returns a $1000 face value after 4 years. That is what face value means. The coupon rate is the annual fraction of THAT value paid out.
With annual interest payments, the YTM is 14.7%. Most bonds make an interest payment semiannually. That won't change the YTM much.
There are online Java tools and formulas for computing YTM.
See, for example,
http://www.investopedia.com/calculator/AOYTM.aspx?viewed=1
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