# Value of a Bond

**Value of a Bond**It is defined to be the present worth of all the amounts the bondholder will receive through his possession of the bond.

*The bondholder will receive two types of payments which are:*1. Single payment which the owner will receive at the date of maturity of the bond, which is usually equal to the par value of the bond; and 2. The periodic payments for interest on the bond usually it is redeemed by the issuing corporations.

**Formula for value of a bond:**Where

*Vn = value of the bond n periods before redemption F = par value of the bond C = amount paid to the bondholder at maturity of the bond which is usually equal to F n = number of periods prior to redemption r = rate of interest on the bond per period i = actual rate of interest on the amount invested in the bond usually called yield.*