Interest rates

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Start by reading and following these instructions:

1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources. Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources. Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussions and any insights gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling.

Assignment:

Essay: Debt securities and interest rates

Module 6 introduces a number of different types of debt security instruments. Identify at least three different categories of debt instruments, and compare and contrast them in terms of risk as well as the potential for return.

The overall interest rate of debt security consists of a number of different components. Identify each of the components, describe each, and explain why they form a part of the overall interest rate profile of the security.

Summarize your findings in a two to three-page paper.

Problem: Capital Structure and the WACC

Percent Debt (%).                   After Tax Debt Cost (%).                   Cost of equity (%)

0.                                                 —–                                                         14

15                                                  5                                                           18

45                                                  9                                                            22

67                                                  12                                                          25

78                                                   16                                                         30

Determine the WACC for each scenario

Determine the optimal mix of debt and equity.

Present your findings in a spreadsheet, and provide the rationale for your answers.

Assignment Expectations:

  • Length: Spreadsheet
  • 500-750 words in a document; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner
  • Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount.
  • References: Include the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions
  • Format: save your assignment as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or rich text format (.rtf) file type; Use Excel or Calc for the spreadsheet.
  • Filename: name your saved files according to your last name, first initial and the week (for example, “jonesb.week1”)

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