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When you present your thoughts to Sue she thinks about your input and decides to invite in an investment banker to give her additional guidance.
She invites you to the meeting and the investment banker presents several options.
The first option is to issue bonds and the second option is to call in your outstanding bonds and obtain a loan from a bank instead.

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3. Option one is for Stirm to issue debt in the form of bonds to fund recessionary periods resulting in order and thus revenue shortfalls. If the company issues new bonds bearing a 6% coupon, payable semiannually and the bond matures in 8 years and has a $100,000 face value. Currently, the bond sells at par.

Please compute the bond prices considering that there will be no change in the interest rates for the life of the bond.
What happens if interest rates rise or fall during this 8 year period?

Concept Check: Bond prices takes into account; the interest rate in relation to the price, the purchase price in relation to the par value, and the years remaining until the bond matures.

Helpful Hint: The price of a bond has an inverse relationship to the interest rate.

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