# Fixed Income - Fixed Income Section 1

>>>>>>>>Fixed Income Section 1

• Option : C
• Explanation : A dual-currency bond makes coupon payments in one currency and pays the par value at maturity in another currency. A currency option bond gives the bondholders the right to choose the currency in which they want to receive each interest payment and principal repayment. A pure discount bond is issued at a discount to par value and redeemed at par.

 Date Six-month LIBOR January 1, 2013 5.0% June 30, 2013 5.5% December 31, 2013 6.0%
• Option : B
• Explanation : The applicable interest rate for the second payment due in December is the six month LIBOR at the end of June 2013 plus 30 bps. Therefore, 5.5% + 0.3% = 5.8%.

• Option : A
• Explanation : The interest rate that should be used to calculate the payment due in December 2014 is the six-month Libor at the beginning of the period (i.e. the end of June 2014) plus 50 bps. Thus, it is 4.50% (4.00% + 0.50%).

• Option : A
• Explanation : Collaterals are assets underlying the debt obligation above and beyond the issuer’s promise to pay. Credit enhancements are provisions that may be used to reduce the credit risk of the bond issue. Covenants are clauses that specify the rights of bondholders and obligations of the issuer.

• Option : C
• Explanation : A letter of credit is an external credit enhancement. A legal contract under which a bond is issued is called indenture or a trust deed.
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