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# Rearden Metal has a bond issue outstanding with ten years to maturity, a yield to maturity of 8.6%, ...

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Rearden Metal has a bond issue outstanding with ten years to maturity, a yield to maturity of 8.6%, and a B rating.  The corresponding risk-free rate is 3% and the market risk premium is 6%.  Assuming a normal economy, the expected return on Rearden Metal's debt is closest to:
A) 0.6%
B) 1.6%
C) 4.6%
D) 6.0%
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 CExplanation:  C) rd = rrf + β(rm - rrf) = 3% + 0.26(6%) = 4.56%
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4 years ago
 Rearden Metal has a bond issue outstanding with ten years to maturity, a yield to maturity of 8.6%, and a B rating.  The bondholders expected loss rate in the event of default is 50%.  Assuming a normal economy the expected return on Rearden Metal's debt is closest to:A) 0.6%   B) 1.6%C) 4.6%D) 6.0%
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4 years ago
 DExplanation:  D) rd = ytm - prob(default) × loss rate = 8.6% - 5.2%(50%) = 6.00%
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 Rearden Metal has a bond issue outstanding with ten years to maturity, a yield to maturity of 8.6%, and a B rating.  The bondholders expected loss rate in the event of default is 50%.  Assuming the economy is in recession, then the expected return on Rearden Metal's debt is closest to:A) 0.6%   B) 1.6%C) 4.6%D) 6.0%
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 AExplanation:  A) rd = ytm - prob(default) × loss rate = 8.6% - 16.0%(50%) = 0.6%
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