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An Introduction to Zero-Coupon Risk-Free Bonds
Schill, Michael J. Technical Note F-1799 / Published July 14, 2017 / 3 pages.
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Product Overview

This note introduces students to the basics of bonds and the time value of money through the simplest of financial contracts?the zero-coupon risk-free bond contract. The note covers the concepts of present value, yield to maturity, and bond pricing conventions. The note is appropriate as a companion for the Bond Trader simulation. A demo for this simulation is available at https://forio.com/simulate/darden/bond-trader-demo/.

Learning Objectives

1. Introduce the concepts of present value, discounting, and the time value of money; 2. Expose students to bond math in a simple setting, including the concepts of yield to maturity and the inverse relation between bond prices and yields.

  • Overview

    This note introduces students to the basics of bonds and the time value of money through the simplest of financial contracts?the zero-coupon risk-free bond contract. The note covers the concepts of present value, yield to maturity, and bond pricing conventions. The note is appropriate as a companion for the Bond Trader simulation. A demo for this simulation is available at https://forio.com/simulate/darden/bond-trader-demo/.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. Introduce the concepts of present value, discounting, and the time value of money; 2. Expose students to bond math in a simple setting, including the concepts of yield to maturity and the inverse relation between bond prices and yields.