# Questions tagged [bootstrapping]

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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### Transforming 3M volatilities into 6M volatilities in EUR forecast curves

I have implemented a stripping algorithm to extract forward volatilities from cap/floor flat volatilities for different currencies. I am however struggling a bit when implementing a method to convert ...
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### Comparing MVO with Resampled Efficient Frontier

My question: How can I compare the Resampled Frontier (REF) to the standard MVO frontier when I have been provided with $\mu$, $\Omega$, and don't have access to true future data to test real out of ...
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### Creating yield curve from exchange-listed products only?

For use in subset of my thesis, I’ve been given some exchange market data for several exchange-listed products, including Eurodollar rate futures as well US treasury futures and Fed Funds futures. I ...
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### Questions about Markit rates curve bootstrapping

I am reading the following two Markit documents concerning the bootstrapping of respectively the USD rates curve and the EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, CAD, HKD, SGD, AUD and NZD rates curves. (Both versions are ...
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### Bootstrap yield curve with QLNet / Quantlib

I am trying to grasp QLNet (C# version of Quantlib, all the functions of Quantlib have the same name and work the same way, so if you just know Quantlib, you can still help me), especially for pricing ...
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### Quantlib-Python: use zero rates to get the originally bootstrapped curve

Let's say I am trying to build a curve using deposits, future and swaps with one of the three Quantlib methods in Python as below: ...
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### Transform a 3M FRA Rate to a 6M FRA Rate

I have a question whether it is possible to transform 3M FRA rates to 6M FRA rates without having any spreads available. Let's give an example: FRA 3M: FRA 1x4 FRA 2x5 FRA 3x6 FRA 4x7 FRA 5x8 FRA ...
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### AUD Forward Rate Agreement and Forward Curve Bootstrapping

The pricing between an Australian Forward-Rate-Agreement is different compared to the US one. The question is whether this is somehow included already in the Quantlib? Also how does it compare to the ...
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### forward space vs zero space in finance jargon

Would anyone know what does it mean to value an asset in "forward space" versus "zero space" ? where does one start from when trying to dig into the meaning of this? Thanks in advance.
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### QuantLibXL - Optionlet bootstrapping failure

I am trying to bootstrap the Optionlet volatility surface from a Cap/Floor volatility surface using QuantLibXL. To be specific, the data is from ICAP: ...
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### Convexity in interest rate curve bootstrapping

Whether the bootstrapping is a multicurve one or not, one can use futures quotes. One link these quotes to corresponding (synthetic) forwards (that can be expressed as known functions of zero-coupons) ...
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### QuantLib-Python: How to set fixed reference dates when bootstrapping the term structure?

I am borrowing from an example in the "Quantlib Python Cookbook" section 7, to ask my question. To make the point as clear as possible I simplify the code a bit. The aim is to strip the EONIA curve ...
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### Bootstrapping 3M Curve based on 6M Quotes and Basisswaps 6Mvs3M in Quantlib does not Price to zero

I am trying to understand the rate helper more in detail. In principal I want to build a 3M forward curve based on 6M quotes and 6Mvs3M quotes. The 6M works and prices to 0. I am not sure whether ...
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### Determining discount factors for non-standard maturities

Let's say we'd like to find a par rate for a 1 month forward starting 20-year interest rate swap. In this case, we'd need to discount cash flows for the payment periods shifted +1 month from standard ...
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### Bootstrapping and Curve Calibration Objective Function

I'm confused about the form of the objective function for some global curve calibration. It seems simple enough: minimized the squared loss of the price of the input instruments and the price ...
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### Bootstraping CLP Swap with Quantlib

After reviewing and fixing my last code (Swap Bootstrapping with quantlib), i managed to get the zero rates for the ICP swap curve (CLP). Now the thing is that there is a considerable difference ...
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### Quantlib bootstraping fails on 5y swap

I'm trying to build a euro swap curve with real up to date data. I should say that examples provided in github work fine. as soon as I add the 5y swap, I got the following error : ...
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### Bootstrapping - why PAR instruments

I understand the mechanism of use bootstrapping to create a yield curve. However, why do we choose a PAR (bond/swap) in creating the curve? Is it for simplicity? Is it possible to use non-PAR ...
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### Do you optimise models on bootstrapped time series?

As Quants, we soon learn to optimise models, by fitting them to historical time series, e.g. the historical daily returns of some stock. But the historical series of daily returns is just one ...
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### Building a consistant Forward curve in the multicurve framework

I'm wondering what is the best practice for a consistent Forward Curve construction in the multicurve Framework (cf Bianchetti & Ametrano 2013): Suppose for example that we have already ...
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### Bootstrapping Quantlib RateHelper Python/C++ [closed]

I am pretty new in the Quant areaa and using Quantlib. I found the pretty good introductions concerning bootstrapping in the book QuantLib Python Cookbook by Luigi Ballabio. I wanted to understand the ...
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### One week LIBOR?

Are there any commonly traded instruments that would allow one to bootstrap a one week LIBOR curve? If not, is there some alternate way to value forward starting swaps with a short first period that ...
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### Deriving a 3M libor curve from 6M libor swaps and 3M-6M libor basis swaps

If I had a set of 6M Libor instruments and another set of 3M-6M basis swap instruments, how would I derive the 3M Libor curve? Just bootstrap the 6M curve and the basis curve and add up the zero ...
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### Sharpe testing in R

My goal test: The statistical significance of the difference in Sharpe ratio between funds A and B. My data: I have daily prices from January 23 2008 until 10th of April 2019 (n = 2818 observations). ...
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### bootstrapping bloomberg

Does anyone know the zero rate here at -0.23022 is derived? I have tried (1+0.0056*0.503)*(1+-0.00232*0.086)=(1+?^(1/0.589). Solving for ? gives me -0.002344. I have tried simple and compounded ...
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### Parametric bootstrap in generating returns and hypothesis testing

I am trying to test a hypothesis of a statistic calculated from portfolio returns. To do so I estimate a model on the original returns series and want to obtain 100 bootstrapped series using ...
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### negative discount and zero rate on swap bootstraping

Hi I am writing a program to Bootstrap a EURO zero swap-curve for tenor 3M and 6M with given bid and ask. When I run the program , I get a negative zero rate and discount factor from 5Y till 30Y for ...
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### RUGARCH (output) and Residual Resampling using GARCH(1,1)

I try to replicate the methodology proposed by Freedman and Peters (1984a, 1984b) which was applied in the famous paper by Brock, Lakonishok and LeBaron (1992) to generate many artificial log return ...
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### Using above par zero coupon bond to build a zero coupon curve

Should I discard bonds above par (zero coupon bond with market price over par value) when I build a zero coupon curve? Most of the academic textbooks use bonds below par as inputs to build Zero ...
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### Bootstrapping to Judge the Fit of a Sampled Return Distribution

Consider the following: I have sampled yearly stock returns from a specified distribution. What I want to do is compare how well my sampled distribution fits the empirical distribution of yearly ...
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### Inference on bootstrap confidence intervals for VaR

I have calculated the confidence intervals of the VaR for two assets using iid bootstrap. I compute VaR using historical simulation (non-parametric). So I have two bootstrap confidence intervals (in ...
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### number of trades - flaw in White Reality Check?

I went through Whites paper of the reality check for multiple strategy testing. To summarize at a simple example: I have 2 strategies, s1 and s2. s1 gives 2 signals and therefore 2 returns, s2 gives ...
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### How do I interpret LCH/CME OIS/IRS pricing data?

I'm trying to use publicly-available OIS/IRS clearing data from CME (ftp://ftp.cmegroup.com/../../irs/) and LCH (http://www.lch.com/en/asset-classes/otc-interest-rate-derivatives/volumes/settlement-...
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### QL-Python Bootstrapping Yield Curve FuturesRateHelper throwing off results

I'm trying to perform a bootstrap of a yield curve from deposit rates, futures, and swaps, and the interpolation is "blowing up" for the futures maturities being off by two orders of magnitude (100x). ...
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### What is the realized volatility's estimation error?

Given an estimation procedure and real data, how would one compute the mean squared error? What value represents the "true" realized volatility in the case of calculating the Mean Squared Error in ...
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### CNY IRS Fixed Vs 3 Month SHIBOR. Can any one please confirm the curve practices ?

AM trying to match CNY Swap Curve with Bloomberg. Yields unto 9 months can be converted to dfs using 1/(1+rt), where t = Actual Number of Days / 360. One year and boot strapping method was used with ...