All the coupons are reinvested at an interest rate equal to the yield-to-maturity - it is a common mistaken assumption, but not true. Each part of today's price earns interest before being paid out either as a coupon or as a principal.
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The main underlying assumptions used concerning the traditional yield measures are:
The bond will be held to maturity.All coupon and principal payments will be made on schedule.<span>All the coupons are reinvested at an interest rate equal to the yield-to-maturity.The yield is usually quoted without making any allowance for tax paid by the investor on the return, and is then known as "gross redemption yield". It also does not make an
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