In this revision video we work through some numerical examples of the inverse relationship between the market price of fixed-interest government bonds and the yields on those bonds.
Government bonds are fixed interest securities. This means that a bond pays a fixed annual interest – this is known as the coupon
The coupon (paid in £s, $s, Euros etc.) is fixed but the yield on a bond will vary
The yield is effectively the interest rate on a bond. The yield will vary inversely with the market price of a bond
1.When bond prices are rising, the yield will fall
2.When bond prices are falling, the yield will rise
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The interest rate (coupon) is fixed at outset. The prevailing lending interest rate outside of the bond can vary, and this will have an impact on the Bond value. Lending rates, inflation and credit worthiness are all risk factors to Bonds and affect their price and therefore their yield
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