Q.1: If a government bond is expected to mature in

Q.1:  If a government bond is expected to mature in two years and  has a current price of $950, what is the bond’s YTM if it has a par value of $1,000 and a promised coupon rate of 10 percent? Suppose this bond is sold one year after purchase for a price of $970. What would this investor’s holding period yield be?  [1.5 Marks]

Q2. A 20-year U.S. Treasury bond with a par value of $1,000 is currently selling for $1,025 from various securities dealers. The bond carries a 6 percent coupon rate with payments made annually. If purchased today and held to maturity, what is its expected yield to maturity? [1.5 Marks]

Q 3. How can the discipline of the marketplace be used as a guide for making liquidity management decisions? Explain.[2 Marks- 500 words minimum]