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FIN Case - Cougars (HBS Case 295006).............................




Question;Case:Cougars (HBS Case 295006)The purpose of a case is to challenge you to identify the key issues of the decision situation at hand. Here are a few pointers:1.Why have riskless zero-coupon bonds been so successful with investors?2.What relationship do the prices of riskless zero-coupon bonds have with the term structure of interest rates?3.How are spot, strip and coupon yield related?4.From the data in the case, reproduce implied spot curve. Compare it against Cougar Strip curve.5.Discuss the role of bid-ask spread in those calculations.6.How much value did A.G. Becker Paribas create for itself through the COUGARs offering? What was the source of this value? (Assume that the T-bill maturing on December 6, 1983 is trading at 8.11% discount yield on November 16, 1983.)7.What advice would you give to Ms. Baker? Why?


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