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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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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How do I calculate Sharpe ratio from P&L?

Say I have a market-making strategy that trades intraday. I start with a flat position and finish flat too. I end up with a daily P&L $p_{today}$. Over a year of trading I get $\vec{p} = (p_1,\...
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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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Risk neutrality correction for Monte Carlo Bootstrapping according to PRIIP regulation for products of category III

The PRIIP (packaged products) regulation prescribes Monte Carlo bootstrapping simulation for calculation of VaR for products of category III (non-linearly leveraged products). The idea is based on ...
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Bootstrapping spot rates from treasury yield curve

I'm attempting to construct a spot rate and forward rate curve from the 2011 daily treasury yield curve rates provided by the US Treasury. All US Treasury securities (1m, 3m, 6m, 1y, 2y, 3y, 5y, 7y, ...
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Bootstrap with QuantLib: Fair Swap or zero NPV

In all brevity What is the termination condition used in QuantLib's curve bootstrapping? Can I modify this setup to my needs, e.g. can I tune this to a higher accuracy? Background When bootstrapping ...
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Bootstrapping Sharpe Ratios

A similar question to this was asked here: How do i test the significance of Sharpe ratio of a strategy using bootstrap I have bootstrapped the original time series (using block bootstrapping) and ...
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Dual Curve Bootstrapping - When to OIS discount?

I am a new quant and I am trying to understand some of the specifics of dual curve bootstrapping. For concreteness, suppose I want to build a Libor forward curve. From what I understand OIS ...
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SOFR term structure

Recently I have been going through a lot of documents for SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate) as there is a SOFR implementation in my organization. I am not able to understand how SOFR term ...
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QuantLib Python Swap Yield Curve Bootstrapping Dates and Maturities

This is somewhat related to the question I asked here but simpler. I am trying to bootstrap a yield curve from swaps, and am having a problem with the dates/maturities that are coming out. The code ...
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Bootstrapping OIS Curve with data from different days data

I have the following problem bootstrapping the JPY OIS Curve. The bootstrapping itself works when havin one set of data, e.g. for the date 2017-02-09. I have all my instruments and as said ...
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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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What is Dual Curve Bootstrapping? And how to do it, with an example?

I am starting to explore this area. My ultimate aim is to build a 3 month LIBOR forward curve. 1) I wish to know what exactly 'Dual Curve Bootstrapping' is (If someone could explain it in clear ...
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Estimating a Yield Curve in a country without Bond Stripping

I am currently working under estimating a Yield Curve. From my understanding common procedures to construct a yield Curve like Nelson Siegel have the input of a series of different zero rates and ...
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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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Using RateHelper (bootstrapping) and Speed up in Quantlib Python

I am wondering whether it is possible somehow to speed up my script using ratehelpers/bootstrapping. I am creating for every days a new ratehelper. Is there a way building up just once the ratehelper ...
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6 month curve from 3 month forward rate agreements

Is it possible to bootstrap at least an approximate 6 month LIBOR curve (actually NIBOR, for Norway, in my case) if rates for 3 month FRAs are known? For example, say we know the rates for 1x4, 7x10, ...
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Bootstrap ESTER and SOFR curves with Quantlib Python

Is it possible to bootstrap the new ESTER and SOFR term structures in Quantlib? More in general, does the process work as the usual one? Given these are simple indices that are published on a daily ...
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Basic boostrapping question

Suppose I have three bonds: Coupon bonds are paid semi-annually. Rates are continuous compounding. I'm trying to bootstrap the zero rates for 0.5 years maturity using the 1 year zero coupon bond and ...
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LIBOR with different tenor

Let $F(t;S,T)$ be the forward rate from $S$ to $T$ seen at time $t$, and $I$ be one of tenors, i.e. $I$ is one of {1M, 3M, 6M, 12M}. Then the forward curve $t\mapsto F(0;t,t+I)$ is $I$-forward curve. ...
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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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Bootstrapping OIS curve

I am trying to get a zero curve from a series of EONIA-based OIS rates with Quantlib. When comparing my output with Bloomberg, I find some differences (see at the end of the question), and and I don't ...
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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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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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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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OIS Discount Factor Bootstrapping - Do we assume simple interest?

When I am reading papers (ie here and here) on bootstrapping discount curves they refer to obtaining discount factors from rates for swaps maturing less than a year with: $$D(t, T_i) = \frac{1}{1+s_i(...
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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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How would I develop confidence bounds for a function of 3 random variables, 2 of which are correlated?

I am tasked with developing confidence intervals for the function x = 1 - |(a+b)/c| where a, b and c are random variables. a and b are normally distributed, but c is heavily skewed left. further ...
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Bootstrapping spot rates based on swap rates using QuantLib

I am bootstrapping the shibor curve and fr007 curve using swap rates in China. I created my own index like following: ...
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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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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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Basic question on Plain Vanilla Interest Rate Swap pricing

I'm new to quant and would like to understand on pricing AUD Plain Vanilla Interest Rate Swap. In post/article/book often explain for long end, we use SWAP RATE that are observed in market. But I'm ...
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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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How to do simultaneous dual curve bootstrapping?

I wish to understand how dual curve bootstrapping is done? Lets say we want to bootstrap FF OIS curve and Libor 3 month fwd curve simultaneously. Lets also assume we don't LIBOR-OIS basis swap rates ...
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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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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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Why would a 15Y swap index=EUR3M and discount=OIS, show only a EUR3M-delta at 15Y

When computing the index-delta for a swap in a multi-curve framework, only the last cash tenor seem to show sensitivity. Could anyone explain with formulas why it is the case ? For example a 15Y swap ...
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How to calculate correlation between commodities with forward prices?

I'm trying to understand which is the correct way to calculate the correlation between 2 commodities with forward prices. My idea would be first bootstrap forward prices to have only spot prices for ...
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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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Yield Curve Bootstrapping with FRAs (Excel without QuantLib)

I am trying to bootstrap a 6m Euribor curve using the same instruments as the default Bloomberg curve: 6m Euribor rate, 12 FRAs starting at 1x7 finishing at 12X18, Swap rates 2yrs each year out to ...
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Projection and Discounting Curves

I am trying to better understand multi-curve bootstrapping, but I am clearly misunderstanding what is meant by: a) projection curve b) discount curve I've tried googling the definitions but it's ...
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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 ...