$1,000 par value bond was issued 20 years ago at a 12 percent coupon rate. It currently has 15 years remaining to maturity. Interest rates on similar obligations are now 10 percent. Assume Ms. Bright bought the bond three years ago when it had a price of $1,020. Further assume Ms. Bright paid 25 percent of the purchase price in cash and borrowed the rest (known as buying on margin). She used the interest payments from the bond to cover the interest costs on the loan.
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