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Market Value of Bon Calculator

This calculator enables you to compare the reaction of two bonds to changes in the prevailing rate of return in the bond market.

Market Value of Bon Calculator Definitions

Coupon Rate
This is the nominal annual rate paid semiannually. For this analysis, the face value is fixed at $1000 and payments are made every six months for 1/2 tha annual amount.
Half-years until maturity
This is the total number of coupon payments left for the bond. Each coupon payment is 1/2 of the annual amount, which is calculated as the face value times the coupon rate.
Initial market rate
This is the nominal annual rate paid for bonds of the same type at the time the bond was issued. This is used to calculate the current value of the bond if the rate remained at the market rate when the bond was issued. This may or may not be the same rate as the coupon.
Current market rate
This is the current nominal annual rate paid for bonds of the same type. This is used to calculate the current value of the bond at current market rates. This may or may not be the same rate as the coupon.