Chapter 6 Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
LG1 Describe interest rate fundamentals, the term structure of interest rates, and risk premiums.
LG2 Review the legal aspects of bond financing and bond cost.
LG3 Discuss the general features, yields, prices, ratings, popular types, and international issues of corporate bonds.
LG4 Understand the key inputs and basic model used in the bond valuation process.
LG5 Apply the basic valuation model to bonds, and describe the impact of required return and time to maturity on bond prices.
LG6 Explain yield to maturity (YTM), its calculation, and the procedure used to value bonds that pay interest semiannually.
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