Three friends, Jodie, Natalie, and Neil, have asked you to determine the equivalent taxable yield on a municipal bond. The bond’s current yield is 4.55 percent with five years left until maturity. Jodie is in the 15 percent marginal tax bracket, Natalie is in the 25 percent bracket, and Neil is in the 35 percent bracket. Calculate the equivalent taxable yield for your three friends. Assuming a similar AAA corporate bond yields 5.21 percent, which of your friends should purchase the municipal bond?
The equivalent taxable yield for Jodie who has a 15 percent marginal tax bracket is ____%