- CFA Exams
- CFA Level I Exam
- Topic 6. Fixed Income
- Learning Module 28. The Term Structure and Interest Rate Dynamics
- Subject 1. The Forward Rate Model

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**CFA Practice Question**

Assume the spot rates r(1) = 5%, r(2) = 6% and r(3)= 7%. Consider a three-year annual coupon bond. The coupon rate is 4%. What is the MOST LIKELY yield to maturity y(3)?

A. 5.95%

B. 6.15%

C. 6.82%

**Explanation:**r(2) < y(3) < r(3) so A is impossible.

y(3) should be closer to r(3) than to r(2) because the bond's largest cash flow occurs in Year 3.

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**User Contributed Comments**
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rjdelong |
4 /1.05 + 4 /1.06^2 + (4 + 100)/1.07^3 = PV = 92.264 N=3, FV=100, PMT=4, PV=92.264, CPT I/Y... = 6.94% |

BradRoss |
got the same as you but i went with C as closest to 6.94 |