# Wiley Question of the Week - Fixed Income: Valuation Concepts (Sponsored)

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Question

An analyst collects the following data on the par curve for government securities:
1              4.00%
2              6.00%
3              8.00%

Which of the following is closest to the two-year spot rate in this market?
A. 5.00%.
B. 6.00%.
C. 6.03%.

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1 = 0.06/1.04 + 1.06/(1 + r(2))2 => r(2) = 0.060612

B? C?

Without any calcuations, Ive seen these questions so many times on the qbanks… , my guess is C…

125mph wrote:

Without any calcuations, Ive seen these questions so many times on the qbanks… , my guess is C…

LOL, do you mean because C option is the only non-exact calculation?

Probably true.

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When the par curve slopes upward, the spot curve lies above it.

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

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I made the same guess, since the spot rate curve has to be higher than the par curve

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carolinesherif wrote:
I made the same guess, since the spot rate curve has to be higher than the par curve

If you know that the spot curve has to be higher than the par curve, then it’s not a guess; it’s a logical conclusion.

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

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