Dinara K. answered • 04/30/20

Experienced financial analyst with 5+ years experience in Big 4

The present value of a bond is equal to the sum of all Cash flows (all coupons and face value at maturity) discounted at required rate of return.

Using fin calculator we can solve for PV:

pmt=coupon=4.75%*1000=47.5

i=rate=4.95%

FV=1000

n=5

PV---> calculate - 991.33

We also can solve it manually:

PV=47.5/(1+4.95%)^1+47.5/(1+4.95%)^2+47.5/(1+4.95%)^3+47.5/(1+4.95%)^4+(47.5+1000)/(1+4.95%)^5

=991.33

Hope it helped.

John L.

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David N.

So in this instance why will an investor buy Greece's sovereign debt?05/02/20