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The term structure of interest rates is upward sloping. Put the following in order of magnitude :

a) the 5 year zero rate

b) the yield on a 5 year coupon bearing bond

c) The forward rate corresponding to the period between 4.75 and 5 years in the future

The answer is c > a > b, but why?

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# Term structure of interest rates

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