### Determine the current yield curve based on the information

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Question :

Elizabeth has graduated from UCSD and is now employed as a financial analyst at Qualcomm. She has been assigned to the treasury department. Elizabeth's boss is convinced, based on present economic data available to him, that interest rates can increase for the next 8 quarters. Provide the increase in rates as well as the opening of the credit markets and present projects underway Qualcomm is looking to issue debt. Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm's investment bank, has informed the company that they are able to issue bonds at 150 basis points over the yield curve for maturities of 5 years or less and 175 basis points over the yield curve for maturities bigger than 5 years up to 10 years. Bond issuance costs are estimated at 1.5%. Provide this scenario he has asked Elizabeth to do the subsequent:

1) Determine the current yield curve based on the information provided below.

2) What kind of yield curve is it?

3) Determine the borrowing costs for Qualcomm for the various maturities.

4) Provide the premise that interest rates will increase what should Elizabeth recommend to her boss? What maturity bonds could Qualcomm issue?

Yield Curve Information

Name    Maturity             Coupon                Price

US Treasury        1 year   9%         99

US Treasury 3 years        7.5%     99

US Treasury 5 years        6%         99

US Treasury 7 years        5.5%     98

US Treasury 10 years      5.0%      97

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