Securities which obligate the borrower/issuer to make payments on a fixed schedule. Fixed income securities include sovereign, corporate and municipal bonds, corporate loans, and securitized lending (e.g., ABS). "Fixed" refers only to the schedule of obligatory payments, not the amount, and may ...

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as substitute benchmark bonds

"The reduction seen in US government debt in the late 1990s has led to a redution in the supply of intermediate and long-term government bonds, and some concern has arisen over this fact. In the ...
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Interest Rate and Price of Assets

I have a very basic question about finance. I know that for an asset, the price is inversly related to the yield to maturity, or the interest rate. However, I have three ways of thinking about this ...
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Looking for the conventions for EONIA swaps used to define EONIA swap rates

I'm trying to recreate some historical curves using EONIA swap rates. Unfortunately I can't find a concrete specification for the swaps. Without knowing if there are intermediate coupon payments, I ...
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API that provides Zero Coupon Bond Yield Curves?

Would anyone know and API or Database where one could access Zero Coupon Bond Yield Curves? Also, is it wrong to use Coupon Paying Bonds Yield Curves and then zero-finding and then bootstrapping to ...
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Is it possible for two securities to have the same first 8 characters of a cusip, but differ in the check sum?

CUSIP is a 9 character long identifier. The last digit is a check sum checking the first 8 previous characters. This seems to me that it is not possible for two securities to have the same 8 ...
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Variance covariance matrix for a portfolio containing bonds also with other asset classes

What should we take for a bond or a zero coupon bond in order to make a variance covariance matrix? For example:- Equities - we take the market price Cash - we take the spot rates Bonds - Do we take ...
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Valuing corporate EUR loan of US entity? Which discount rate to use? US or EU?

If a US entity borrows in EUR and I need to perform a DCF valuation on that borrowing, should I use USD based curve (for the appropriate rating) or EUR based curves? In other words do I use the ...
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Duration of perpetual bond

I am trying to derive the duration of a perpetual bond with coupon $c$ in two ways: $$D=-\frac{\frac{\partial P}{\partial r}}{P},$$ $$P=\frac{c}{r}$$ $$\Rightarrow D = ...
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Do FRN's *always* trade on par on reset days, regardless if the issuer's credit quality has changed?

I keep reading that floating rate notes trade on par on coupon reset days. Is this always true, regardless of changes in the issuer's credit quality since the FRN was issued? It seems probably ...
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Corporate bond quote convention

I'm not a quant practitioner, but a student so this may be a very simple question. I was of the understanding corporate US bonds were quoted 1/8 increments and US treasuries in 1/32 increments. Such ...
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Constructing NS-Svensson parameters with zero coupon AND coupon bonds

I am in the process of calculating sovereign zero coupon yield curves using the NS-Svensson parameter for a number of countries. Due to data constraints, I would like to use the information from price ...
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Calculating discount factors using Nelson Siegel Svensson model

I am trying to understand how to calculate the discount factors $disc(TTM)$ mentioned on Page 9 of this pdf. When I'm calculating the discount factors, mentioned each bond has its own cash flow and ...
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Transforming coupon bond returns to ZC bond returns

I am interested in aggregated Amihud ratios measures over bond groups. For a large panel data set with daily bond prices and volumes I have calculated already Amihud ratios per ISIN/day. Naive ...
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Term to Maturity when calculating discount function

I am just trying to understand what TTM (Term to Maturity) means in Page 8 of this PDF when calculating the discount function. Is it just the vector representing the difference between the time to ...
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Understanding how to obtain Nelson Siegel Svensson parameters

I am trying to determine the parameters for the Nelson Siegel Svensson model and am solving a Non- Linear Optimization problem to do this. I am using the procedure presented in this paper. The way I ...
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returns of Bonds and exchange rates

which are the best distributions in order to model the bonds and exchange rate returns distributions. I am searching for a distribution such as the log-normal one of the stocks ( N(m-0.5*v),Sqrt[v])
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Daily principal payments, accumulated on yearly basis in excel

I am doing something seemingly quite easy: Prinipal calcuation of a loan. I need to calculate daily principal payments and accumulate it on a yearly basis. So my current implementation look like ...
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Effective & Maturity Date Modified Following

I am constructing discount curve for tenor 1 month. First Instrument - PLN_1M_WIBOR has Effective Date on 2015-01-29 (spot). I was wondering what Maturity Date should be? 2015-02-27 or 2015-03-02? I ...
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In bond pricing, is negative convexity better than positive convexity?

Say that I have two bonds and one of them has positive convexity and the other negative. Which one is better (assuming that you only care about convexity)? I understand that high convexity is ...
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Bloomberg Zero Coupon Rates

As some of your may know from my other posts, I am working on a Dynamic Nelson Siegel (DNS) based relative value trading model. On simulated data (which satisfies all the assumptions) of the DNS it ...
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OIS discounting pre and post crises

I have a Dynamic Nelson Siegel (DNS) based rv model. I want to know if I can use pre and post-crises curves interchangeably in my calibration and out of sample testing. I.e. those without OIS ...
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How to price zero coupon bonds with short term rates model?

I want to find the price of Zero coupon bond given a short rate model. I think about Merton, Vasiceck, CIR, Ho & Lee models. 1) Given a simulation of $r_t$ how can I calculate $ P(t,T) = ...
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Deriving the par-yield curve

Given for example 6 bond prices and their respective 6 cashflows over a time period of 6 years, I have managed to derive the zero-coupon yield curve using the bootstrap method. However, it got lost ...
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Matlab; How to specify Coupon frequency for Interest Rate Swap

I'm trying to price an interest rate swap and would like to change the default coupon payment frequency from 1 a year to 2 or 4 a year. I'm using ...
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Calculating pre-tax cost of debt

This is a simple problem but I'm not sure about one aspect of it. A company has 15 year bonds outstanding, with a 5% annual coupon, a face value of \$1000, and a current market value of \$1100. ...
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Why QuantLib assumes zero rates to discount factor is continuous?

https://github.com/lballabio/QuantLib/blob/0ec43027834220baf0a554d68de79a159a2c5489/ql/termstructures/yield/zeroyieldstructure.hpp ...
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Bank discount yield and money market yield

I have a question regarding Bank Discount Yield and Money Market Yield for US TBill. Some books mentioned that ...
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Which obligation choose [on hold]

I have 6 different obligations: A: coupon 4% Maturity 10 years. B:coupon 4% Maturity 15 years. C:coupon 2% Maturity 10 years. D:coupon 2% Maturity 15 years. E:coupon 0% Maturity 10 years. ...
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Bond Convexity: Relationship between discrete and continuous interest rate

The interest rate risk of a bond price $P$ is measured by its Duration: $$D=-\frac{\frac{dP}{P}}{dr}$$ However, the explicit formula for the Duration given a function $P$ is different if $r$ is ...
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Simulated bond index returns based on term structure changes

The J.P. Morgan European Monetary Union Index (EMU) 5-7Y (which is rebalanced monthly) currently (1-Jan-16) has the following characteristics: ...
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Variable coupon Step up Step down bond

How do you price a variable step up step down coupon bond? From my understanding the coupon schedule should already be laid out and these should ideally have a call feature. However, I do have a bond ...
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Fixed Income Sec: development of UK bond markets relative to the stock market

I am asked to describe (school project in the course Fixed Income Securities) the development of the UK bond markets relative the UK stock market and I am not sure how to tackle it. I want to compare ...
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Flat - time dependant volatility

I've come across this short rate model (I don't know its name, the text simply calls it model 3) which has volatility decaying exponentially over time. $\Delta r= \lambda_t dt + \sigma e^{- ...
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Zero Coupon Bond Forward Price

I'm currently working on the Coursera Financial Engineering and Risk Management course. In one of the questions I was asked to build a binomial pricing model for fixed-income securities. Specifically ...
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bond price formula in excel

I inherited a excel spreadsheet that has the following code to price a bond given coupon and current yield ...
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Invoice Discount pricing model

I was wondering whether there exist pricing models in particular for Invoice Discounting contracts and short-term financing solution where credit risk plays a major role. Specifically, assuming that ...
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Incompatibility of Lognormal Forward Model (LMM\BGM) and Lognormal Swap Model

In his paper On the distributional distance between the Libor and the Swap market models (and also in his book about IR modeling) D.Brigo says: 10, 11, 12 are defined in the end of message. Do I ...
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Bloomberg Pricing Sources: TRAC vs. BGN vs. BVAL etc

Sorry, I'm very new to using Bloomberg as a tool, so please forgive the naïve question. I couldn't find much information after some cursory online searches, so I figured I'd ask here. Particularly ...
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How to calculate the pre-tax cost of debt for a mix of bonds allotted to a company?

I need to calculate the effective interest rate a company X is paying on the total debt it has been loaned (to arrive at the Cost of Debt) for the FY 2011-12. Its long term borrowings are a mix of ...
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Input for unanticipated risk premium estimation

In the paper "Economic Forces and the Stock Market" by Chen, Roll and Ross, unanticipated risk premium (URP) is tested as a potential risk factor for stock returns. This factor is commonly calculated ...
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DCF of Arbitrary Dates Cash Flows

I am having a problem understanding discounted cash flows. I appreciate your patience and help. Lets say I have a bond that I want to price. ...
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Looking for FpML best practices

We want start using FpML within our organisation; where message will be sent using FpML. What are best practices to do this ? If anyone who have used Tools as well as; i want to use FpML for ...
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Swiss Zero-Coupon Bond Yield Curve Data

I am trying to access the Swiss Zero-Coupon Yield Curve Data. I know that the Swiss National Bank provides this data, as noted on the 8th Page of this paper under Section 3.2. However, I am for the ...
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US Bond vs Russian Bond [on hold]

From a neutral point of view : Do you prefer investion in a US Bond or Russian Bond ? I would say US Bond !! But is there any strong argument that permits us to answer ?!
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Finding Discount Bond Matrix in LMM Model C++

I am working on a 1 Factor Libor Market Model (LMM) in C++ and I working my implementation of the formula to find my Discount Bond matrix via the following formula: In the case of my model alpha is ...
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DCF Zero Coupon Bond

Using a 30/360 day count what is the exact formula to discount this single zero coupon bond? ...
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How can foreign investment have a negative figure?

Just looking at http://www.tradingeconomics.com/japan/foreign-bond-investment Wondering how can foreign bond investment be negative? You can have 0 investment, you can have positive investment, but ...