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Currency swap deals between countries

Amidst bankruptcy situation in Sri-lanka, India is said to have come to rescue Sri-lanka, and entered into a currency swap deal as referenced here - https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/en/news/cbsl-enters-into-...
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OIS floating-floating cross-currency basis swap

I'm trying to understand whether notional resets on a floating-floating cross-currency basis swap play a role or not when the coupon payments are SOFR-based (with no spread) and they are discounted ...
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Should Cross-Currency Basis Swaps exchanging risk free rates trade flat?

In the paper "Interest Rate Parity, Money Market Basis Swaps, and Cross-Currency Basis Swaps" by Bruce Tuckman and Pedro Porfirio (2003) the authors claim that cross-currency basis swap ...
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Cross currency basis swaps to build interest rate curves

I was speaking with someone in the market the other day who complained that: "...we always have difficultly building the front end of the curve". He then went on to say that he builds ...
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Cross Currency equivalent swap

I am reaching out for some help to get an equivalent basis in another currency. I would like to buy a FRN with a current spread SONIA 1M + 35 bps. And I would like to have the equivalent spread in ...
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Simple hedging technique comparison question: forward market vs money market

I am trying to do some self studying and came across this question. I am not sure how I would analyze these hedging strategies to figure out which is better. Could you give me any help on how I could ...
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Simple cross-rate table question

I am trying to self-study and came across this question, I am not sure how to answer this. I think I should transform all of the product's quoted prices to USD then compare them, is that correct? The ...
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Simple three-pair triangulation question

I have a question I came across whilst self-studying and I need to use cross-currency triangulation. I am not too sure how to apply the cross-rate formula, and was hoping someone could show me how to ...
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cross currency basis swap instrument in Quantlib

I have noticed that there is a cross currency basis swap rate helper added to the Quantlib new release. However, I could not find the instrument cross currency basis swap. I assume the helper is added ...
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Why has cross currency basis become higher since the 2008 crisis?

The impact of cross currency basis on FX forward pricing has become more noticeable since 2008, diverging significantly from the interest rate differential, what are the fundamentals behind this ...
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Why do we theoretically have to take cross currency basis volatility into account when constructing Cheapest To Deliver (CTD) discount curves?

Let's take a collateralized USD IRS where there is optionality in collateral currency. My understanding is that it is standard practice to compute forward XXX/USD OIS basis curves for all currencies ...
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Plotting a CSA curve in QuantLib

IRS under a CSA Let's consider an example of Interest Rate Swap under a CSA. To calculate discount factors that can be used to discount cashflows in one currency, $C_{1}$, collateralized in another ...
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Is there any data sources for historical arbitrage basis (e.g. on-the-run/off-the-run basis)?

I hope to get data going back as far as possible. Someone must have computed these things, but not sure if anyone has shared these data online? If not, if you know how I can get the data for the ...
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PV and Risk on a RFR cross currency swap

When pricing a XCCY basis on RFR (assuming USD CSA so under SOFR), for example ESTER versus SOFR (USD leg resettable) : I observed that the PV / Risk and also FX Delta are close to zero. I have been ...
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Why were cross-currency swap basis so close to zero before the financial crisis?

For instance, see the graphs below. Before the 2008 financial crisis, they were extremely close to zero. Why is that so? (https://www.sr-sv.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CIP_01.png)
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How to price a Loan&borrowing deal(LNB) using cross currency basis?

I want to know how we can price a loan&borrowing(LNB) deal in USD using cross currency basis of my domestic currency is euro. For example, my domestic currency is Euro, I want to buy a LNB deal in ...
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FX Hedging costs when using 3m FX Fowards vs XCCY swaps for an IG Bond

Suppose I want to hedge the FX exposure of an USD Corp Bond(held to maturity) to GBP and I can choose between rolling 3m FX Forwards and XCCY swaps. How can I estimate the difference in the hedging ...
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Cheapest-to-deliver (CTD) discount curve II

This is a follow up question on this thread I have come across the following relationship in a CTD curve bootstrapping routine: $$\frac{DF_{XXX}^{CSA.EUR}}{DF_{EUR}^{CSA.EUR}} = \frac{DF_{XXX}^{CSA....
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Why might a cross currency swap from EUR into USD have higher CVA than a cross currency swap from USD into EUR?

I was having a discussion with a colleague in the industry, who mentioned in passing that CVA on a cross currency swap from EUR into USD (pay EUR) is always higher than if paying USD and receiving EUR....
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AUD funding rates

I am looking into into AUD rates and I am a little confused. I tried to summarise below my doubts. FX swap basis (difference between AUD FX swap implied rate and AUD OIS rate). Before covid-19 it has ...
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Is there ever a case where there are multiple ticks (different prices) at the same tick timestamp in Forex?

Say I'm receiving ticks for AUDUSD. The timestamp for Forex tick data seems to go down to a resolution of .001 second (milliseconds). Example: ...
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Cross Currency Swap Bids and Offers?

Could someone please explain why certain Cross currency pairs like EURUSD or GBPUSD show higher bids then offers in Bloomberg? e.g for a 5y GBP/USD Xccy Swap bids could be at -5 bps and the offer at -...
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FX Delta of a cross currency basis swap

I would like to understand in which case there is a presence of FX delta risk factor when trading a Cross-currency basis swap. By FX Delta, I mean the sensitivy of my swap PV with respect to FX Spot ...
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What drives a downward move in the Xccy Basis curve?

this is something I wanted to understand for a while. For example, I observed recently the yields across the Mexico Xccy Basis curve have been decreasing 1-2 bps on last days. What could possibly ...
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FX American call option optimal exercise and holding region

Problem I am considering an American call option which gives a domestic investor the right to buy a unit of foreign currency at a strike of $K$ units of domestic currency. I have an exchange rate $S_t$...
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Forward EURUSD exchange rate for a Future date

Assume that on today's date as of 11/22/2020 the 1 year forward exchange rate for EUR/USD is ...
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Impact of fixing on the valuation of derivatives

I would like to know what is the impact of a fixing on the value of a fixed vs floating interest rate swap (IRS). Also, I have the same question about the fixing impact on a cross currency swap? On a ...
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Cross Currency Swap Attribution

Can you please recommend a paper/book that discusses the attribution of the mark to market of a cross currency swap (rates, basis, fx, etc.)?
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IFRS9 hedge accounting - fx risk hedge with Cross currency swap with notional reset

My understanding is that notional resetable cross currency swaps (MTM CCS) are very common amoung interbank markets, and MTM CCS are often used to hedge fx exposure. However, the notional resettable ...
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yield versus duration in cash-and-carry (basis) trade

I am trying to run a cash-and-carry (basis) trade. I'm having trouble understanding how to weigh the tradeoffs between yield, annualized yield and duration/time to expiry. Suppose we are in a ...
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Understanding CSA and novation

I had an example at work which I didn't have full intuition of. The example is as follows: You have novated a forward starting cross-currency basis swap (let's say 10y10y EUR ccbs). The PV is ...
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Dollar basis calculation. Where do I miss the point?

I read that recently, due to the covid-19, the pressure on the dollar market has risen significantly on the demand side. That is why the dollar basis became largly negativ. https://www.bloomberg.com/...
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Uncollateralized cross currency swap valuation

I want to value an uncollateralized cross-currency swap to exchange EURIBOR 6M for JIBAR 3M (Johannesburg Interbank Average Rate). I have a few questions: What discount curves should I use? From ...
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cross currency basis spread

Nowadays, most cross currency basis spread (against USD) is negative, while AUD, NZD basis spread against USD is positive. Can someone explain why these two are positive, unlike the rest?
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STIR topics: Implied FX-OIS Basis and FX Forward/Swap Pricing

if someone could provide some clarity on the below: What is meant by 'Implied FX-OIS Basis'? For example: "ON JPY trading at parity, 1W implied OIS basis moved 70BP" and "3M Implied OIS basis moved ...
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why is ADBSC currency positive?

Hi guys I am new to cross currency. Could anyone explain why ADBSC <curncy> (Australian Dollar 3 month cross currency basis) in Bloomberg is always ...
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Cross Currency Swap - is par basis supposed to change while OIS discounting rate is changing?

Assume a USDJPY cross currency basis swap priced using usd ois & usdjpy basis curve as discounting, and usd libor & jpy libor as projection curve. Now if usd ois is moving in the market while ...
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Understanding Mechanics and Specifics of Cross-Currency Basis Swap

I am looking at a Bloomberg Ticker for the JPY-USD Basis Swap (JYBS5 BGN Curncy). This is a 5yr term, settling on Dec 05 2019 and maturing on Dec 05 2024. The last price is -41. Several questions I ...
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convexity adjustment for pricing mark to market (mtm) cross currency swap

may I know where the convexity adjustment is from and in practice, how is it usually calculated? is it coming from the correlation between fx and rates ? am I right that non-mtm cross currency swap ...
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What does **Long Call EURUSD** mean?

What does Long Call EURUSD mean? Does it mean Long Call EUR and Short Put USD? When we draw payoff do we consider only w.r.t. to CCY1 i.e. EUR in this case?
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Relation between ATM, RR and BF

In FX derivative market, why does vol spread of ATM > RR > BF? ATM is the most liquid and intuitively it should have the lowest spread. Please help me in understanding the rational behind the above ...
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Valuing TRYUSD currency swap on Bloomberg

Usually a leg in a swap is discounted using the corresponding OIS curve if the deal is collateralized and if collateral is posted in a different currency teh discounting happens with the corresponding ...
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Calculating Cross Currency basis swaps

I am trying to calculate cross currency basis swaps for personal use. I generally understand what they are (essentially swapping one currency for another currency on a floating interest rate basis) ...
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Cross Currency swap - Bond Yields arbitrage

Could somebody explain me step-by-step how can I compute the cross-currency yield of a bond bought by a foreign investor and x-ccy swapped back into his domestic currency? I basically would like to ...
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Mark-to-market cross-currency basis swap valuation

I'm looking to replicate the EUR vs USD cross-currency basis curve that Bloomberg outputs (EUR.OIS collateralized in USD). I understand that Bloomberg is currently using the mark-to-market ...
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Cross currency swap basis with USD added on the covered interest rate parity (CIP)

We know the adjusted covered interest rate parity (CIP): $$Forward = \dfrac{1+r\cdot\tau+b}{1+r^*\cdot\tau+b^*}Spot$$ Here $r/r^*$ is the risk-free foreign/domestic rate and $b/b^*$ is the cross ...
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Cross currency basis swap for bonds

Running a cross currency swap on a GBP issued 2.75% 7yr bond (i.e a bullet), with funding in USD so need to determine the equivalent in USD. The GBP bond trades at circa 180bps over the Gilt. ...
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Xccy without back notional exchange

Let’a Say i’m Trading a 1bln € EUR-USD fixed-fixed cross currency starting in 3M. My USD notional is fixed at today’s spot. Two cases: - back and front notional exchange. -Only front notional exchange....
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Calculating Fx Swap from Cross Currency Swap

I am trying to calculate Fx Swap points of a currency pair from the corresponding Cross Currency Swap rate on the same maturity. I.e if I know that my USD/TRY 5Y rate is 16% and my USD/TRY spot rate ...
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bootstrapping a basis curve to get a forward basis curve

suppose i have a trade whose payoff underlying is 3m libor minus 1m libor. the standard approach is to bootstrap seperately 2 projection curves: a) a 3m projection curve, b) a 1m proj curve. however, ...
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