10. Bonds and Bond Pricing

This course will show you how bond prices are calculated and how to determine the yield rate for bond investments.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

This course will introduce you to the principles behind the calculation of bond pricing. As you know, the purchase price of bonds fluctuates as market conditions change and with this course, you will see how the purchase price of a bond will change over time. You will be provided with a set of notes which you will use when you are watching the videotaped lectures. The course will probably take 3-4 days to complete although this will vary for different students.

What are the requirements?

  • you will need to have completed the Ordinary Simple Annuities course or understand the basic formulas of simple annuities
  • you will need a scientific calculator or even better, a Business Financial calculator

What am I going to get from this course?

  • you will be able to calculate the purchase price of a bond
  • you will be able to determine the amount of premium or discount on a bond
  • you will be able to anticipate whether a bond should be sold at a premium or a discount
  • you will be able to approximate the yield rate of return for a bond if you know the purchase price
  • you will be able to determine the issue price of a bond to provide a given yield rate
  • you will get a great set of base notes covering all of these topics on bond calculations.

Who is the target audience?

  • students who are taking a mathematics of finance course
  • students who are in a CFA program
  • students in a Business Program
  • students who are in need of an additional resource on the topic of bonds

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Section 1: Introduction to Bonds
9 pages

These are the video notes for the following video lessons. Be sure to print the notes in advance of watching the video lessons. This way you can make notes while you are watching the lessons and by the time you have finished this course, you will have a great set of comprehensive notes on Bonds.

Bonds: Determining the Purchase Price - example 1
Bonds - example 2
Bonds - example 3
bond interest payments and redemption value
3 questions
Bonds - example 4
Bonds - example 5
determining the purchase price of bonds
3 questions
Section 2: Determining the Yield Rate
Bonds - example 6 - determining the yield rate
Bonds - example 7
determining the yield rate on a bond
2 questions

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Instructor Biography

Helen Dakin, Learning & Development (L&D)

Hi. I hold a 4 year Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and a B Ed (Honours) from the University of Western Ontario. While I have been trained as a high school mathematics educator, I have had the pleasure of teaching mathematics at the post secondary level for four community colleges in southern Ontario. When I am not teaching, I like to fool around with my camera, muck about in my garden, read a good book and sail around in my boat. Not necessarily in that order. Browse through all of my Udemy courses on Mathematics of Finance.

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