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It is difficult to gain intuition by just looking at the price surface, and it is also easier to calibrate models on the volatility surface rather than on the price surface because with the later you are dealing with numbers of very different sizes (depending on the moneyness and maturity) which is not good for minimization algorithms. However low and high ...
You are asking about the term structure of lognormal implied volatilities for European swaptions, which is a two dimensional function (expiration and tenor). First expiration: typically (but not always), implied volatilities are increasing in the 0 to 6 month sector, because the immediate future is often more predictable than the medium term. At some ...
In general, the implied volatility is based on vanilla European or American options. In your case, since the positions depend on only a single underlier, if you can have an analytical formula, or approximation, for each individual position, then, in principle, you can compute an implied volatility based on the market price of your portfolio. However, note ...
one of my friend recently wrote about SABR model and calibration. I highly recommend you to read it to get your answers http://janroman.dhis.org/stud/EXJOBB/SABR.pdf
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