## Question

###### A newly issued bond pays its coupons once a year. Its coupon rate is 4.9%, its...

A newly issued bond pays its coupons once a year. Its coupon rate is 4.9%, its maturity is 10 years, and its yield to maturity is 7.9%.

**a.** Find the holding-period return for a one-year investment period if the bond is selling at a yield to maturity of 6.9% by the end of the year. **(Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)**

Holding-period return %

**b.** If you sell the bond after one year when its yield is 6.9%, what taxes will you owe if the tax rate on interest income is 40% and the tax rate on capital gains income is 30%? The bond is subject to original-issue discount (OID) tax treatment. **(Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)**

Tax on interest income | $ |

Tax on capital gain | $ |

Total taxes | $ |

**c.** What is the after-tax holding-period return on the bond? **(Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)**

After-tax holding-period return %

**d.** Find the realized compound yield *before taxes* for a two-year holding period, assuming that (i) you sell the bond after two years, (ii) the bond yield is 6.9% at the end of the second year, and (iii) the coupon can be reinvested for one year at a 2.9% interest rate. **(Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)**

Realized compound yield before taxes %

**e.** Use the tax rates in part (*b*) to compute the *after-tax* two-year realized compound yield. Remember to take account of OID tax rules. **(Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)**

After-tax two-year realized compound yield %