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Bond Overall Return vs Yield to Maturity

I've been working on what I had hoped to be a simple model demonstrating that a bond "returns" its yield-to-maturity over its life. However, whatever data I use, I end up with a return that is a ...
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What's the logic behind 3-10 UST yield inversion predicting recession?

Is there causality, behavioral or logical explanation behind this indicator or is it just purely an observation based on correlation? My guess is that there are existing derivatives with clauses that ...
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No-arbitrage in term-structure models

I am a bit confused about what the implication of "no-arbitrage" in popular term struchture models (such as affine term struchtre models or HJM models) are? Is it solely a restriction on the cross-...
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Duration split: treasury curve vs spread duration

I am looking at corporate bond (FR0013367620) in Bloomberg for which I have these values: DUR_ADJ_MID (modified duration performed using the yield to worst): 6.649 DUR_ADJ_OAS_MID (security's price/...
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Intuition and reasoning behind conversion factor calculation for bond futures

I am currently reading the chapter on bond futures from J.C. Hull. The author states the procedure for calculating conversion factor as The conversion factor for a bond is set equal to the quoted ...
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YTM of “very-seasoned” bond issues

There is a liquidity premium between on-the-run treasury issues and off-the-run issues with similar characteristics. This is why when building a yield curve, typically on-the-run issues are used to ...
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Duration: Parallel shift in yield curve assumption

General Intro I'm trying to really understand the assumptions of dollar duration for a portfolio of bonds. In particular I don't fully understand that the assumption that there are parallel shifts ...
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How to compute historical bond drawdowns from yields

I came across a very interesting article which shows a picture with the drawdowns bondholders would have faced by investing in Fixed Income since 1919. However, the picture I get looks a bit ...
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How to compute bond drawdowns?

I came across a very interesting article which shows a picture with the drawdowns bondholders would have faced by investing in Fixed Income since 1919. The data is based on the Moody's seasoned AAA ...
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Difference between Excel's Rate Function and Paul Wilmott's Goal Seek Method for finding YTM

I'm watching some FRM videos teaching how to find YTM via excel's =rate() function and tried getting the YTM using Paul Wilmott's spreadsheet that uses goal seek. I'm getting different results. ...
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How do markets price an interest rate rise?

It is common to see phrases like Markets priced in a 68 per cent chance of a rise in UK interest rates at the next meeting, up from 48 per cent before the June decision was announced This example ...
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Macaulay's Duration with Zero Rates

The definition of Macaulay's Duration is the weighted average maturity of cash flows and is calculated as- $$D_{mac}=\frac{\sum_ttPV(C_t)}{V}$$ where $PV(C_t)$ is the present value of the cash flow ...
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Bond fund's roll and carry

This is a question about modelling the returns of a bond index. Understand there's quite a bit about the roll and carry of an individual bond, but what about a bond index. Roll I would calculate the ...
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Relative order of curve for coupons for Upward Sloping Yield

Why would the forward curve be above zero and coupon bond yield be at the bottom for a sloping up yield curve.
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Derivative of Time Value of Money by time [closed]

I'm struggling with a (probably very simple) problem. What i like to do is the following: Lets assume we got a bullet bond (no calls, etc) which is currently trading above par. Under the assumption ...
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Corporate Bond Yield Curve

I am an intern in a mutual fund and they have asked me to create in house yield curve for different type bonds in their portfolio I need to know on what basis are different yield curves made. For ...
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Yield curve trading

I have a problem in understanding following strategies: 1. bullish flattening trades 2. bearish flattening trades 3. bullish steepening trades 4. bearish flattening trades Can anyone give me the ...
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Calculating price -> yield and yield -> price for fixed rate bonds using QLNet

I'm trying to implement a simple calculation module to calculate fixed rate bond yield given the price (and then price based on yield to verify the calculation). I've looked at a number of examples (...
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Generic bond yields

I was looking on historical sovereign bond yields for a project. I was wondering what is meant by "generic bond yields" mentioned on bloomberg. Somewhere else i found data about the same country but ...
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What are the reasons that make stock return - bond yield correlation a meaningful one?

I have come across interesting charts that show the changing correlation between stock returns and government bond yields. My gut instinct tells me that such relationship would be expected to be ...
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Empirical duration and convexity for bonds using linear regression

I have a given time series of bond yields from Quandl. From the time series, I have taken a sample to simulate a path of bond yields by Monte Carlo in Python. I have to do the following task: "...
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Simulating a path of bond yields by Monte Carlo (Python)

I have a number of given time series for bond yields (given in a dataframe in pandas package in Python). I need to do the following task in Python: "1. Simulate 1000 path 30 steps ahead for any yield ...
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Par rates between any two dates from discount factors

I am trying to calculate the semi-annual compounding, ACT/365 par bond rates using discount factors and am having trouble getting the par bond rates for each day. I understand that the par bond rate ...
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Determine the carry of a treasury bond futures contract?

Hi fellow financial market enthusiasts. I'm trying to understand my options as a retail investor. I want to leverage a cash bond portfolio but my broker does not allow that, so I want to use futures ...
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Download bond yields R

I need to download bonds yields using R. I tried, as usual, I did for stocks: spc <- new.env() setDefaults(getSymbols,src="FRED") getSymbols("^AT0000386198", env = spc, from = "2010-01-01", to =...
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How to work out bond price given other bond prices?

I'm stuck on the following problem from a financial maths course, and was wondering whether anybody would be able to help me. I don't really know where to begin. The following risk free bonds are ...
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yield concept for a short maturity zero coupon bond

I am trying to clarify what is the more relevant and appropriate quantity for a discount security / zero-coupon bond, that is defined by a face value, FV, a present value, PV and a time to maturity, t,...
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Is it possible to use the YIELD() function in Excel to compute the yield of an Italian government bond?

I'm interested in using the YIELD() function in Excel to compute the yield of an Italian government bond. The bond in question is: 0.750% 15-January-2018 Italian government bonds have special ...
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Do we use the Nelson-Siegel model to calculate the yield curve?

Suppose we are to plot a yield curve for a list of bonds. Do we use the Nelson-Siegel fitted yield curve since that's with the case for zero coupon bonds? Or do we in fact use bonds with different ...
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Convexity for historical bond data

I'm trying to write a program to calculate the convexity of a bond. The bigger idea is, that if I have access to the actual price for each point in time, I should be able to calculate various features ...
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Correlation between bond yields and stock returns?

I intend to regress the correlation coefficient (rolling window and/or DCC) between NIKKEI 225 adjusted close and 10yr Japanese government bonds on inflation , inflation expectations and other factor ...
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What are some of the best textbooks on Fixed Income securities?

I'm looking for something that might be considered the 'Bible' of fixed income. Ideally it would contain everything from the basics of PV and discounting cash flows all the way up to some of the most ...
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Interest rate vs bond yield

In this Investopedia article, For example, when the Federal Reserve increased interest rates in March 2017 by a quarter percentage point, the bond market fell. The yield on 30-year Treasury ...
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Excel YIELD function equivalent in python Quantlib

I am struggling to get an equivalent of Excel's YIELD function using Quantlib in python. As you can see from the Excel documentation on YIELD here, only a few parameters are needed compared to this ...
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A very simple question about convexity of a bond

I was always under the impression that, ceteris paribus, higher the coupon rate, higher the convexity of the bond. But Investopedia says the following: "zero-coupon bonds have the highest degree ...
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Calculate a proxy for current yield for a zero-coupon bond?

I understand that the current yield formula requires the coupon rate as an input. Is there a way to proxy or "back into" an equivalent to current yield for a zero-coupon bond?
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What is a bank's shadow rate

I was reading a WSJ article about the European Central Bank shadow rate, which is -5.1% at the moment. The article says about the shadow rate that "Calculated with the rates on longer-dated credit ...
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How can a rise in real yields raise borrowing costs

I was reading this article which has this paragraph: One concern for investors is that a rise in real yields would raise borrowing costs, increasing the debt burden of consumers and businesses. That ...
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Alternate explanation of Duration

In many reputed sites such as, Investopedia, bond duration is explained as a measurement of how long, in years, it takes for the price of a bond to be repaid by its internal cash flows. My ...
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Difference between a 3-months UK nominal spot rate and a 3-months UK treasury bill discount rate?

I am trying to collect data I could use for calibration of a short-rate modeling process, so I need data which represents the historical short-rates. On the Bank of England webpage I came across the ...
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what is non par call curve ?

What is no par call curve in terms of muni securities ? Can anyone explain how does it affect spread and duration and why is it used while evaluating securities ?
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Why is G spread bigger than Z spread theoretically?

I am checking a few bonds on the YAS page on Bloomberg and I can see that G is higher than Z spread (this applies to bonds with optionality and bullet, too). As Z is stripped from reinvestment risk, ...
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Yield-to-maturity determines bond price or viceversa?

when I attended fixed-income classes, my Professor used to say that yield-to-maturity determines bond price and not viceversa. I was wondering the meaning of this statement since the definition of ...
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Making mathematical sense of the expression for realized bond return

I came across the following statement regarding the realized 10-year maturity bond's return over a year: The realized bond return (H) over a year has two components: the yield income earned over ...
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Relationship between hike in interest rate and drop in treasuries yields

How does a hike in interest rate results in drop in yields of treasuries? My understanding was that when interest rate rises, investors would sell-off bonds, which would result in increase in yields.
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Daily yield to maturity using `uniroot` in R: error

So, I'm trying to compute the daily yielt to maturity on basis of data retrieved from Datastream. The data comprises EMU Treasury bonds with Prices, Coupon and Maturity date. In R the matrices are ...
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Why 10 year treasury yield expectation note priced in bond prices?

A lot of large firms are predicting that the 10 year treasury yield is going to rise. My question is that if such prediction has any substance, shouldn't the current 10 year yield rise accordingly, as ...
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bond repo - credit risk management with haircut

In a typical say 1 week bond repo deal , as i understand , typically X units of bonds are exchanged for P.X cash at spot date (P=dirty price of bond) , and in 1 week , X units of bonds are returned, ...
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Understanding the repo to maturity trade

Apparently this trade may have caused MF Global to go under! As I understand, this trade is simply a repo that ends at maturity of the bond. And so, I think that the repo rate (assuming zero haircut)...
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Is there an open architecture API or excel solution for calculating and adjusting bond pricing?

Is there an open architecture API for calculating and adjusting bond prices? I am looking to adjust bond pricing on OAS or adjusted spreads to various indices and need a tool to process large amounts ...