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25… Show more The Francesca Finance Corporation has issued

Thesis Help Finance 25… Show more The Francesca Finance Corporation has issued

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25… Show more The Francesca Finance Corporation has issued

25… Show more The Francesca Finance Corporation has issued a bond with the following characteristics: Maturity—25 years Coupon—9% Yield to maturity—9% Callable—after 3 years @ 109 Duration to maturity—8.2 years Duration to first call—2.1 years a. Discuss the concept of call-adjusted duration, and indicate the approximate value (range) for it at the present time. b. Assuming interest rates increase substantially (i.e., to 13 percent), discuss what will happen to the call-adjusted duration and the reason for the change. c. Assuming interest rates decline substantially (i.e., they decline to 4 percent), discuss what will happen to the bond’s call-adjusted duration and the reason for the change. d. Discuss the concept of negative convexity as it relates to this bond. • Show less

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