September 2023 Type Individual Project Unit Vanilla Bonds and Vanilla Stocks Due Date Wed 1 18 17 Grading Type Numeric Points Possible 100 Points Earned 0

September 2023 Business & Finance Assignment

Type: Individual Project


Unit:  Vanilla Bonds and Vanilla Stocks


Due Date:  Wed, 1/18/17


Grading Type: Numeric


Points Possible:  100


Points Earned:  0


Deliverable Length:  800–1,000 words


Understanding how to properly value a vanilla bond (a plain bond) is essential for finance. Using the following: find 3 different funding structures. Describe for each structure: security type, term, and yield. Furthermore, take a look at each of their offering documents, and provide a short description of the information found in the documentation.


  • Why do the different types of bonds get different rates? Explain your answer.
  • What makes each of the different structures different? Explain your answer.
  • What does the rate given say about the credit rating for each issuer? Explain your answer.
  • How does credit rating affect the rate given to the issuer? Explain your answer.
  • Which structure has the best credit rating based on the yield given to each structure? Explain your answer.
  • What is the credit rating supposed to tell you? Explain your answer.
  • Which bond is receiving the best price? Explain your answer.
  • Why does having a good credit rating matter to the issuer? Explain your answer.