# Bond Reinvestment Income Question

Can anyone explain to me how to solve this problem?

Jane Walker has set a 7% yield as the goal for the bond portion of her portfolio. To achieve this goal, she has purchased a 7%, 15-year corporate bond at a discount price of 93.50. What amount of reinvestment income will she need to earn over this 15-year period to achieve a compound return of 7% on a semiannual basis?

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First, you need to determine the terminal value of her investment.  (How do you do that?)

From that, you subtract the value of her coupon payments and her principle payment; what’s left is the amount of reinvestment return she’ll need.  It should be about \$574.35.

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I spent days on this question before finally getting the answer.

I spent days on this question before finally getting the answer.

Tease!

What did you get?

Simplify the complicated side; don't complify the simplicated side.

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The right answer., it’s actually 57.43521139 :)

You guys are both correct, depending on what you set the face value of the bond too (\$1000 vs. \$100). Just never made sense to me why you would need to find the terminal value of the bond as 935*(1+semi-annual coupon)# of times compounded in the period

Thanks!

My pleasure.

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I’m sorry but I still don’t understand how to calculate it.

I am trying to find FV of the investment,but it is 100,isn’t it? So the YTM is7.73% by semiannual coupon. So I can calculate the FV of all the coupon payments with this YTM, and it is 191.

I think there is something wrong with it but I can’t explain what is that.

The FV of the investment is the \$100 face plus the coupons rolled up with interest.  Roll up the 93.5 with 15 years of interest at 7% semi-annually, then equate it to 100 + sum of coupons + reinvestment income.

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Thank you very much! I have got the right answer!