Study Question of the Week: January 29, 2014 Edition

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available. Relevant to the Series 7, Series 24, Series 52, Series 62, Series 65, and Series 82. –ANSWER POSTED– Continue reading

This week’s study question from the Solomon Online Exam Simulator question database is now available.

Study ? of the Week

Question (Relevant to the Series 7, Series 24, Series 52, Series 62, Series 65, and Series 82): 

How much would you pay for a $1,000 10-year Treasury bond priced at 101.08 (excluding accrued interest)?

Answers:

A. $1,010.80

B. $10,108.00

C. $1,012.50

D. $1,010.25

Correct Answer: C. $1,012.50

Rationale: Treasury bonds are typically priced in percentage points of par and in fractions of 32nds of percentage points. For example the .08 of the quote should be understood as 8/32nds of a percentage point or .25%. Thus, 101.08 is equivalent to 101.25% of par which is $1,000 x 101.25 which is $1,012.50.

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