How does the periodicity of Coupon Payment affect the YTM of a bond? For example, if I buy a bond that pays 10% Coupon Semi-Annually whose Face Value is 100, and if the same bond pays 10% Annually, what is the difference between those two bonds and does the YTM change. In first case will I get 5% paid twice and in second case I will get paid 10% once. Does YTM change in both cases?


The total cash-flows received from owning the two bonds is the same. However, the semi-annual bond pays slightly quicker. Quicker payment of the same total cash-flows results in a higher yield.

  • Thanks! Thanks again! – Muthu Vivek Oct 20 '19 at 23:22

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