1. Two bonds A and B have the same credit rating, the same par value and the same
coupon rate. Bond A has 30 years to maturity and bond B has five (5) years to maturity.
Please demonstrate your understanding of interest rates risk by answering the following
Discuss which bond will trade at a higher price in the market
Discuss what happens to the market price of each bond if the interest rates in the
economy go up.
Which bond would have a higher percentage price change if interest rates go up?
Please substantiate your argument with numerical examples.
As a bond investor, if you expect a slowdown in the economy over the next 12
months, what would be your investment strategy?
2. Familiarity with random variables is essential to understand the basics of portfolio
theory. Given the next assignment is about portfolio formation, you need to
strengthen your skills in dealing with random variables. Please review and explain the
significance of basic concepts about random variables, namely, the mean, the variance,
the standard deviation, and the correlation.
Provide your explanations and definitions and computations in detail and be precise. Comment on your findings. Provide your work in detail and explain in your own words. Support your statements with peer-reviewed at least 5 in-text citation(s) and reference(s) including book.