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Bootstrapping is primarily a method for constructing a (zero-coupon) fixed-income yield curve from the prices of a set of coupon-bearing products, e.g. deposits, forwards/futures, bonds, swaps etc. The term convers also any recursive procedure of the same kind, for instance default probability curve bootstrapping, caplet volatility bootstrapping.

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Combining term structure types in Quantlib

Is it possible to combine multiple term structure types for curve construction in quantlib? Specifically I want to be able to construct an OIS curve that is stepped in the short end with pillars at ...
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Quantlib: SOFR IRS Fair Rate not the same as inputs

I am making an OIS curve and a SOFR curve with bloomberg quotes When I valuate a SOFR swap in the same tenors as the SOFR inputs, the FairRates are not the same as the quotes I used to create the ...
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Value-at-Risk of a portfolio with a stock after recent IPO

I have a task to calculate VaR for a portfolio of stocks and bonds. The main problem is that there is 1 stock which IPO was in November 2023 so there is few data points. To cope with that I came up ...
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Confusion About PFE Calculation and XVA Pricing Engine's Exclusive Reliance on Parameter Simulation

Potential Future Exposure (a credit risk metric) is calculated using $$PFE(\tau) = \text{max}\Big(0, \mathcal{P}_{derivative}(\tau) - CVA(\tau)\Big)$$, where $\mathcal{P}$ is the price / fair value / ...
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Explicit step by step curve construction using FRAs

I'm trying to understand a step by step process of building curve from the instruments to the final result, particularly how overlapped FRAs are used. i'm trying to build this in excel so I have a ...
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Bootstrapping annual and semi annual bond [duplicate]

https://www.wallstreetmojo.com/bootstrapping-yield-curve/ a) This is the standard method for bootstrapping: From the 0.5-year maturity the spot rate or the discount rate is 3% and let us assume the ...
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How to bootstrap the zero coupon curve for US treasuries

Here is my understanding of the process: Capture price of most recently sold gov security at each tenor of the curve (reference treasuryDirect) For coupon paying securities, (i.e. tenor>2yr) you ...
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Bootstrapping adjustment for coupon

I struggling to get why in bootstrapping I need to divide the YTM by 2 (for semiannual coupons) and not adjust the power for the semiannual period. Please see below example. Consider two bonds with a ...
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Relationship of par-curve and zero-curve/spot-curve

I've been trying to bootstrap the zero-curve from a swap curve composed of ESTR OIS swaps. Theory says when the par-curve is upward sloping, the zero-curve will be above the par-curve and vice-versa. ...
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Bootstrapping the zero-curve/spot-curve from incomplete swap curve par-rates

TL;DR: I have an incomplete set of swap rates and want to bootstrap the zero-rate curve, what can I do? I'm trying to construct a spot-rate/zero-rate curve from a swap curve (i.e. par-rate quotes) ...
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Quantlib Python bootstrapping with ArithmeticOISRateHelper: cannot find a soluton for forward rate

I am trying to construct a curve based on OIS quotes. Fixed rates in those OIS are quoted againgst the arithmetic average of the floating rate. Consequently, I am using the correspoding helper class - ...
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Best Practices for Maintaining and Automating Interest Rate Curve Bootstrapping in QuantLib"

We are a small team managing about 20 scripts for bootstrapping interest rate curves using QuantLib. Our process involves taking in interest rate swap data, bootstrapping curves, and then using these ...
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ConstNotionalCrossCurrencyBasisSwapRateHelper in QuantLib doesn't give expected result

I'm trying to bootstrap to get discount curve based on cross currency basis swap using ConstNotionalCrossCurrencyBasisSwapRateHelper in QuantLib. As a test, I tried to bootstrap the discount curve ...
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Should xccy basis be added before bootstrapping (to swap curve) or after bootstrapping (to zero curve)?

I am trying to bootstrap a GBP zero curve off of a GBP swap (par) curve inclusive of xccy basis (vs USD). Say I have my two curves (swap and basis) - would I sum these and then bootstrap to get zeros, ...
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Convert US Treasury par yields to spot rates

I'm devising a methodology to transform par yield to spot rates, I'd like to stick with pure python as much as possible so not really after Quantlib (or other libraries) examples. In particular I want ...
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Issues with bootstrapping to extract discount factors from swap curves

If I equalize the discount factor at the same point in time between a fixed-rate payer and a variable-rate payer, I will have the following problem when referencing the data above the swap curve. Let'...
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Apply monotone convex interpolation to swap rate input data

I'm trying to apply Hagan & West's monotone convex interpolation to a 6m EURIBOR (forward) curve using ESTR (already bootstrapped) for discounting. In their paper Hagan & West use discrete ...
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BootStrap with quantlib USD SOFR (vs. FIXED RATE) swap curve

I struggle to understand why my market rates does not match my bootstrap model. So I wonder why the spread is that high between market & model. ...
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How to calculate the discount factors for two deposits in an interest rate curve [closed]

I am trying to calculate the zero rate for a piecewise linear zero curve. I have the following deposit on the short end STIBOR 1D, is identified as a tomorrow next deposit: 0.02416 STIBOR 3 Month: 0....
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QuantLib: How to bootstrap Yield Curve using 3M futures - Python

I need to bootstrap a yieldcurve with 3M futures, using a cubic spline if possible. Using, for example 3M Euribor, how do I bootstrap the yield curve using python? I have a vector of dates and a ...
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Python yield curve bootstrapping equivalent to Matlab IRDataCurve.bootstrap

I want to bootstrap the yield curve of multiple currencies using 3M futures. I have it implemented in Matlab, but need to transfer to Python. I have a vector of dates and a vector of future prices. ...
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Quantlib interpolated zero rates not as expected

I have created a piecewise linear zero curve using quantlib (c++). It's a NACA, modifiedFollowing swap curve. When I extract the zero rates on the pillar dates the rates line up with what is expected ...
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Nelson-Siegel on a bootstrapped swap curve with cubic spline

I bootstrapped a swap curve and then, having the zero rates, I used Nelson-Siegel to estimate a terminal rate at $t+1$. However, because I am using a cubic spline, the new long term rate changes the ...
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How does Bloomberg bootstrap CASH Instruments?

Given the following datas : If we do the bootstrap methodology for CASH Instrument we gotta : Calculate the DF associated to the Market Quoted Rate (2.91157). For the 3M Fixing we have : T = 0.26115. ...
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Bootstrap Reality Check - Why does it only assess the best trading strategy?

I wonder why White's BRC only determines whether the best trading strategy is statistically profitable. What prevents us from comparing the average V of the second best strategy (i.e. square root of ...
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Convert UST Yield Curve to Spot Curve (Zero Coupon) using bootstrapping

Having the following UST Active Curve : Tenor Tenor ticker bid_yield Coupon 1M 912796XM Govt 1.891 0 2M 912796XV Govt 2.225 0 3M 912796V6 Govt 2.52 0 6M 912796XS Govt 3.026 0 1Y 912796XQ Govt 3....
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Why the 3M Zero Rate is not equal to the 3M Cash Rate? On Bloomberg yield curve bootstrapping

Can someone explain to me why the 3M Zero Rate is not equal to the 3M Cash Rate? Thanks.
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Trying to learn to bootstrap with the Treasury Curve and can't seem to get a result that makes sense

I'm trying to learn to bootstrap and am taking some bonds from the Treasury curve: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vA7s4ZfFzGfTji_d9cLUid5rqyaugRrI0etCW_3Jb6w/edit?usp=sharing For some reason ...
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Yield curve bootstrapping: direct market rates vs discount factors interpolation

From my understanding, there are (most generally speaking) two approaches for bootstrapping the yield curve (with an exact method). We can either interpolate between the market quotes (interbank ...
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How Bloomberg calculates discount rates for zero rate curves?

I would like to ask about discount rates calculation algorithm by Bloomberg terminal. In the image above is possible to notice the discount rate for each term. The short end, instruments from 1 DY up ...
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Bootstrapping when cashflows are irregular

EDIT: this question was previously closed because it was 'assumed that it should be common knowledge'. I advise you to READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY and you will find out is is NOT common knowledge at ...
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Can I use spot rates bootstrapped from a swap curve to price a bond?

Say that some corporation has a long position in a fixed rate bond. To turn this into a float-rate asset, they take a fixed paying position in a fixed/float swap. If we are given the par swap curve, ...
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No. of payments in 15/18/21 month ESTR OIS

I want to construct a zero-curve from EUR OIS rates (IR swaps with ESTR as the floating rate). For bootstrapping, some of the contracts I use have maturities of 15, 18 and 21 months (RIC: EUREST15M= ...
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Annualizing the pay frequency of underlying swaps when bootstrapping the zero curve?

Say I'm looking to bootstrap two zero curves based on two swap curves with different underlying currencies and, consequently, two different pay structures in the swap contracts. For example, say I ...
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Replicating Bloomberg's zero rates bootstrapping

I'm interested in manually replicating the bootstrapping procedure that Bloomberg uses to built ICVS179 (RUB vs MosPrime 3M) curve up to a two years tenor as of October 12th 2021. These are the market ...
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Monte Carlo vs. Block Bootstrapping vs. Bootstrapping

Because I can fit e.g. ~25 distributions via empirical cumulative distribution fitting to correlated data (including stable dist.), and then simulate the original data based on correlation (covariance)...
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Bootstrapping discount and forward curve (using ESRA) and price a vanilla swap

I am just starting to use Quantlib, and want to try and replicate the SWPM-functionality in Bloomberg, and price a vanilla 5Y EUR OIS. Below is the overall swap data used in BBG: Overall settings ...
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How to resampling the risk of a specific tenor on a interest rate curve without replace the instrument?

For example, suppose we have an interest rate curve bootstrapped from multiple instruments, at the short end, we used eurodollar future (up to 2Y), at the longer end, we used interest rate swap (3Y to ...
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Bootstrapping semi annual bond

I have a bond that pays out semi-annually. The coupon is 0.14, which means it pays 0.7 after 6 months, and then 100.7 after another 6 months. I need to find the discount factors by bootstrapping. Is ...
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Bootstrapping EURIBOR curve

I’m trying to bootstrap a 1m, 3m and 6m euribor curve. The data I’m using is 3m Euribor swaps, 1m/3m basis spreads and 3m/6m basis spreads. I’ve successfully used quantlib to bootstrap a 3m curve but ...
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Simple Blockbootstrap instead of CircularBlockBootstrap

I am currently trying to Block-Bootstrap my Stock-return data in Python. I am doing that to generate synthetic data. I came across the CircularBlockBootstrap but found in a few discussions here that ...
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RFR boostrapping using RFR OIS: Is convexity adjustment technically necessary?

For single-curve RFR bootstrapping, such as a SOFR-based discounting curve bootstrapped strictly using SOFR fixed-float OIS, I am trying to understand if convexity adjustments are technically ...
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How to Validate and Test a Discount curve (i.e. SOFR, LIBOR, ESTR)

Let's say an Interest Rate/Discount Curve (SOFR, ESTR, LIBOR or any other) is bootstrapped using the standard inputs and market quotes for Cash, Futures, Bonds/Swaps. What are the metrics to be looked ...
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Python QuantLib FuturesRateHelper issue

I'm trying to do bootstrapping using some future rates however encountered some errors below. A reproducible case is as follows: this is constructing a future rate helper with 'IRM1 Comdty' from ...
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How to bootstrap zero coupon rates and what is the relationship with par yields

I understand the basic logic of bootstrapping zero coupon rates (take a bond, discount each cashflow at the prevailing/previously solved zero rate, and solve for the last rate at the last cashflow). I ...
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OIS Floating Leg Value at Swap Start with OIS discounting with payment lag

Is it safe/OK/acceptable to assume that $PV_{float}=1$ at on a Swap that projects and discount with the same OIS index, at starting date, if payments are done with a 2D lag i.e. $t_{pay} = t_{...
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Discount Factor Swap curve

could you please help with DF from 3Y to 10Y, it's approximately the same but I think there is diff in leap year, how I should correct my excel formula to get the Bloomberg values? I am using formula ...
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Calculate zero recovery discount curve from bond yields and cds prices?

Clarifying the below: Given the prices of bonds that are not trading in distress as yet (so yields are meaningful), and data on the CDS spreads, I’ve been looking for some approaches for estimating a ...
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ICVS 133 Bloomberg Curve

This could be a very dumb question but as I'm making my debuts as a Quant and some things have to be clarified as I'm mostly on my own and no way of asking questions to more experienced quants. I'm ...
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Newbie question on volatility surface building

I am trying to build a prototype equity volatility surface for pricing european call options, as a way of learning a new programming language that I am looking at. Is there anything wrong with the ...
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