A. No NoB. No Yes
C. Yes No
【题3】An investor purchases a bond that is putable at the option of the holder. The option has value. He has calculated the Z-spread as 223 basis points. The option-adjusted spread will be:
A. Equal to 233 bps
B. Less than 223 bps
C. Greater than 223 bps
【题4】 Treasury spot rates are as follows: 6-month = 4%, 1-year = 5%, 1.5 years = 6%. A 1.5-year 4% semi-annual pay Treasury note is selling for $965. The arbitrage trade and arbitrage profit are:
A. Buy the bond, sell the pieces, earn $7.09 per bond.
B. Sell the bond, buy the pieces, earn $7.09 per bond.
C. Sell the bond, buy the pieces, earn $7.91 per bond.
【题5】An investor buys a pure-discount bond, holds it to maturity, and receives its par value. For tax purposes, the increase in the bond’s value is most likely to be treated as:
A. a capital gain
B. interest income
C. tax-exempt income
【题6】A corporate bond offers a 5% coupon rate and has exactly 3 years remaining to maturity. Interest is paid annually. The following rates are from the benchmark spot curve:
The bond is currently trading at a Z-spread of 234 basis points. The value of the bond is closet to:
【题7】Both bonds pay interest annually. The current three-year EUR interest rate swap benchmark is 2.12%.
The G-spread in basis points (bps) on the U.K. corporate bond is closest to:
A. 264 bps
B. 285 bps
C. 300 bps
【题8~9】 All three bonds are currently trading at par value.
Q1：Relative to Bond C, for a 200 basis point decrease in the required rate of return, Bond B will most likely exhibit a(n):
A. Equal percentage price change.
B. Greater percentage price change.
C. Smaller percentage price change.
Q2：Which bond will most likely experience the greatest percentage change in price if the market discount rates for all three bonds increase by 100 basis points?
A. Bond A
B. Bond B
C. Bond C
【题10】 All rates are annual rates stated for a periodicity of one (effective annual rate). The 3-year implied spot rate is closest to: