# strip bonds

• Mar 9th 2007, 06:38 AM
kcsteven
strip bonds
A strip bond will pay \$10,000 when it comes due in 15 years.

What is the price of the bond if the yield is to be 9% per annum compounded annually?
My question is, what equation should I use. I looked on line to get some information on strip bonds and found the equation: Price = R/(1+zi) and I also saw one for P = A(1+i)^-n It gives the present amount P dollars that will acumulate to A dollars over a period of n years when earning interest at an annual rate i.
I would appreciate some direction.
Thank You,
Keith Stevens
• Mar 9th 2007, 07:19 AM
earboth
Quote:

Originally Posted by kcsteven
A strip bond will pay \$10,000 when it comes due in 15 years.

What is the price of the bond if the yield is to be 9% per annum compounded annually?
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Hello, Keith,

I don't know what a strip bond is. But I guess that you want to know how much money you have to invest to get \$10,000 in 15 years at an interest rate of 9%.
If I'm right then you can use the following equation:
C = A*(1 + i)^n
C is the capital after n years
A is the money you invest at the start
i is the interest rate

With your problem the equation becomes:

10,000 = A*(1 + 0.09)^15. Solve for A:

A = \$2745.38

EB