Posted by **christine** on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:12pm.

determine the current yield of a bond with par value of $1000 if the quoted price is 78 1/2 and the rate is 8 1/4

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**MathMate**, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 5:47pm
Not familiar with how bonds work. Here's a try.

Assuming the bond is issued for 30 years, then, and the current yield is x*100%.

1000=78.5(1+x)^30

1+x=(1000/78.5)^(1/30)=1.08852, or

current yield is 8.852%

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