Finance Formulas / July 11, 2018 / Rory Wise
Typical bonds consist of semi-annual payments costing $25 per coupon. Coupons are usually described according to the coupon rate. The yield the coupon bond pays on the date of its issuance is called the coupon rate. The value of the coupon rate may change. Bonds with higher coupon rates are more attractive for investors since they provide higher yields. The coupon rate is calculated by taking the sum of all the coupons paid per year and dividing it with the bond's face value.
Bonds form a significant portion of the financial market and are a key source of capital for the corporate world. Therefore every corporate finance course in the MBA program will introduce students to bonds at varying depth. We have provided a quick outline of what a student will need to know to understand bonds and the pricing or valuation of bonds which is the primary focus in the initial corporate finance program.
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