A newly issued bond pays its coupons once a year. Its coupon rate is 4.8%, its maturity is 20 years, and its yield to maturity is 7.

A newly issued bond pays its coupons once a year. Its coupon rate is 4.8%, its maturity is 20 years, and its yield to maturity is 7.8%.

a. Find the holding-period return for a one-year investment period if the bond is selling at a yield to maturity of 6.8% by the end of the year. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

Holding-period return            %_________________

b. If you sell the bond after one year when its yield is 6.8%, what taxes will you owe if the tax rate on interest income is 40% and the tax rate on capital gains income is 30%? The bond is subject to original-issue discount (OID) tax treatment. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

Tax on interest income$ ________________

Tax on capital gain$ ________________

Total taxes$ _________________

c. What is the after-tax holding-period return on the bond? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

After-tax holding-period return            %___________________

d. Find the realized compound yield before taxes for a two-year holding period, assuming that (i) you sell the bond after two years, (ii) the bond yield is 6.8% at the end of the second year, and (iii) the coupon can be reinvested for one year at a 2.8% interest rate. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

Realized compound yield before taxes            %_________________

e. Use the tax rates in part (b) to compute the after-tax two-year realized compound yield. Remember to take account of OID tax rules. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

After-tax two-year realized compound yield            %_________________

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