As the financial analyst for a corporation, you are evaluating various types of bonds. The firm is gathering research about bonds currently issued. Understanding how to properly value a vanilla bond (a plain bond) is essential for finance.
1) What makes each of the different structures different?
2) What does the rate given say about the credit rating for each issuer?
3)How does the credit rating affect the rate given to the issuer?
4)Which structure has the best credit rating based on the yield given to each structure?
5)What is the credit rating supposed to tell the investor?
6)Why does having a good credit rating matter to the issuer?
7)Which bond receives the best price from the viewpoint of the bank, the investors, and the company?