A sample containing years to maturity and yield () for corporate

bonds are contained in the table below.

Company Ticker

Years

Yield

GE

1.00

0.767

MS

1.10

1.716

WFC

1.35

0.897

TOTAL

1.75

1.378

TOTAL

3.25

1.748

GS

3.75

3.558

MS

4.00

4.413

JPM

4.25

2.310

C

4.75

3.332

RABOBK

4.75

2.805

TOTAL

5.00

2.069

MS

5.00

4.739

AXP

5.00

2.181

MTNA

5.00

4.366

BAC

5.00

3.699

VOD

5.00

1.855

SHBASS

5.00

2.861

AIG

5.00

3.452

HCN

7.00

4.184

MS

9.25

5.798

GS

9.25

5.365

GE

9.50

3.778

GS

9.75

5.367

C

9.75

4.414

BAC

9.75

4.949

RABOBK

9.75

4.203

WFC

10.00

3.682

TOTAL

10.00

3.270

MTNA

10.00

6.046

LNC

10.00

4.163

FCX

10.00

4.030

NEM

10.00

3.866

PAA

10.25

3.856

HSBC

12.00

4.079

GS

25.50

6.913

C

25.75

8.204

GE

26.00

5.130

GE

26.75

5.138

T

28.50

4.930

BAC

29.75

5.903

a. Choose the correct scatter diagram of the

data usingyears to maturity as the independent

variable.

A

B

C

D

– Select your answer -ABCDItem 1

Does a simple linear regression model appear to be

appropriate?

– Select your answer -A simple linear regression model appears

to be appropriate.A simple linear regression model does not appear

to be appropriate.Item 2

b. Develop an estimated regression equation

withyears to maturity andas the independent

variables (to 4 decimals). Enter negative values as negative

numbers.

What is the value of the coefficient of determination?

Note: Reportbetween 0 and 1.

(to 3 decimals)

What is the value of thetest statistic?

(to 2 decimals)

What is the -value? If your answer is zero enter “0”.

(to 4 decimals)

c. As an alternative to fitting a second-order

model, fit a model using the natural logarithm of price as the

independent variable; that is, (to 3 decimals).

What is the value of the coefficient of determination?

Note: Reportbetween 0 and 1.

(to 3 decimals)

What is the value of thetest statistic?

(to 2 decimals)

What is the -value? If your answer is zero enter “0”.

(to 4 decimals)

Does estimated regression using natural logarithm

ofprovide a better fit than estimated regression

equation developed in part (b)? Explain.

– Select your answer -Yes, it doesNo, it does notItem 14

Because.

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