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CDS, default probability and bond price

When we calculate the implied default probabilities from CDS, can we use that information to price bonds? I am getting familiar with Fixed Income. I saw textbooks using implied default probabilities ...
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Deriving default probability from CDS spread via stripping

I am currently trying to derive the cumulative probability of default from a CDS spread where the LGD is 30% and there are quarterly premiums including the accrued premium. ...
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From quoted spread and coupon to upfront, and vice versa : which recovery rates and when?

Echoing the following question : Markit recovery rates : assumed vs real I would like to have a confirmation on my understanding on the matter. Markit provides data for CDS, namely, for tenors ...
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Problem of PD estimation [closed]

Why is small number of defaults is a problem in case of PD estimation? What are the consequences? Can you recommend notes, books, etc about the topic?
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How exactly are correlated defaults used/analyzed?

I've read a lot about correlate defaults but I can't seem to understand how they're used practically in a portfolio theory setting. Suppose I have two (?) companies, X and Y, and historic default ...
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Estimation of Default Probability from Bond

Typically the formula to calculate the default probability from corporate Bond looks like $\frac{S}{1-R}$ where $S$ is the ...
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Longer / Shorter period loss

I am struggling on I think a quite simple issue. Let's take a portfolio of 100 loans. If we assume they are independent, each loan’s default is a Bernoulli with parameter $p=0.01$ over a certain time ...
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Definition of defaults via unobserved assets

Sorry if my question is a bit basic. I am considering the default model as used eg in Vasicek (I think this goes back at least to Merton, though) that looks at an unobserved quantity modeling the ...
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PDs for negative credit spreads

My question is about credit spreads and the corresponding probability of default (PD). One of the most simple relations between credit spreads and PDs is (see e.g. ch7 in Malz(2011)) $$ PD \approx \...
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Are Muni REVENUE bonds secured or can the local gov. use the revenues for other purposes not paying the bond holders if its going bankrupt? [closed]

Municipal bonds are of two kinds: GO (General Obligation) Bonds or Revenue Bonds. My question on Revenue Bonds is: are the revenues from the specific project secured or can the local government use ...
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Normal default probability vs forward default probability/conditional default

is the diagram correct in calculating foward PD(conditional default) ? Or should the formula be Probability of default = probability of survival x forward PD Which of this is equal to marginal PD(...
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Credit spread model

Let $c(t,T):=-\frac{1}{T-t}[\mathrm{ln}(P_1(t,T))-\mathrm{ln}(P_0(t,T))]$, with: $c$ measure of how a company is prone to fail; $P_0(t,T):=e^{-r(T-t)}$ price of no-defaultable bond. $P_1(t,T):=\...
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Extracting Risk Neutral Default Probabilities using Option Adjusted Bond Prices

I am currently in a project trying to quantify default risk premia for US Corporate Bonds. The data I have consists of bond prices, and other information (i.e. YTM, OAS, Effective Duration, Maturity ...
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How to convert a vector of bonds ZC Spreads into default spreads

If we consider a set of bonds issued by a given entity that are quoted on the market, one can get for each of those bonds a ZC spread on top of reference swap curve (say the bonds are in USD and so we ...
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Gaussian copula: contract price

The hazard rates for A and B are 1% and 2% respectively. A contract pays you $1 if A defaults earlier than B. What is the correlation that minimizes the price of the contract? I have not studied the ...
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How to determine the default probability of a county in a bond that is not in its native currency?

Disclaimer: This post is cross posted in here also. Consider the following case: Country P uses the currency Euro and gives p percent interest on a one year bond issued in Euro. Country Q uses the ...
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PD validation in the low/no default setting

The topic of this question is the validation as prescribed in the Basel N ($N \ge 2$) framework. The task is given the probability of default $p_k$ for $K$ rating classes at time $t$ and the outcome ...
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Three-state Markov Chain: Credit rating question

Consider a credit-rating system, with two solvency states (A & B) and a default state (D), and assuming recovery rate and interest rate are 0%. The one year credit spread for an A-rated company ...
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Altman Z-Score model for PD calculation [duplicate]

I am approaching you with one important for me question. I have a task to calculate probability of default for our clients. I used an Altman Z-Score model to calculate the Z-Scores for each client. ...
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Using Put Volatilities to Estimate Firm Leverage/Credit Risk

This paper by Hull, Nelken and White uses implied volatilities in structural credit risk models to back out a market-implied leverage ratio. CreditGrades has a similar implementation using equity ...
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Valuation Models for Bank Credit Default

What approaches exist for calculating a fair price for a credit default swap for a bank? Most of the traditional valuation models are geared towards industrial firms. Are there any theoretical ...
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Alternatives to CDSs for default term structure?

The CDS market seems to be drying up, funding&liquidity issues are now prevalent over credit, so other sources for default probabilities are needed. What else is commonly used to obtain a ...
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How to calculate Probability of Default from Survival Probability

I would calculate Probability of Default from Survival Probability. I want to know how they are related. This is how I think they are related: ...
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PD for ECL modelling

I am trying to understand the interrelations between the marginal, cumulative and conditional PDs (Probabilities of Default) when modelling ECLs (Expected Credit Losses). My current understanding is ...
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Merton model for Probability of Default - What liabilities?

In Merton structural model for credit risk (74), the company's Assets and Liabilities are used to imply the default probability of the firm. At the end, we don't need to know the assets value, and ...
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What relevance might the Modigliani-Miller theorem have for weight of evidence?

Suppose in computing weight of evidence based on financial ratios of some bank, one finds that their debt ratio and equity ratio have largely (you pick how large I guess) differing weights of evidence....
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What is the probability of defaulting in year 2?

I was asked this question the other day, but it's been years since I've done this work. If the probability of a company to default in a year is $8\%$, what is the probability that it will default in ...
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Business cycles and missing data

For many probability of defaults models in credit risk it is needed to use data observed from a "full" business cycles. Usually a business cycle is defined as a recurring (not necessarily periodic) ...
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IFRS9 - Lifetime Expected Credit Losses (ECL) Probability of Default (PD) - how do they get distributed in quarters?

Let's assume we calculate a Lifetime ECL of 5 years. How do we then distribute the expected losses in each of the following 20 quarters? Do we just divide the lifetime ECL by 20 and calculate the ...
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How to apply Kalman Filter to GDP data?

Once reverted the Merton/Vasicek formula I could compute the $PD^{PIT}$ for IFRS9 as $PD^{PIT}_i(z) = \Phi \left( \phi^{-1}(PD^{TTC}_i) \sqrt{1-\rho_i} + \sqrt{\rho_i}z\right)$ The main issue is to ...
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Concavity of Cumulative Accuracy Profile curve

I am writing my thesis for the default probability estimation in low default portfolios. One way to estimate the probability of default is from the Cumulative Accuracy Profile (CAP) curve (Marco Van ...
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Credit Migration: Risk [duplicate]

Hi I am given two tables of two tables showing data about fictional corporate business partners and relevant credit risk data – ID, rating, probability of default (PD, defined by rating), loss given ...
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Financial models under the defprobstrip() command in Matlab 2020a

what is the financial theoretical model below - defprobstrip() - hazardrates() - survprobs() contained in https://www.mathworks.com/help/fininst/examples/...
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CreditRisk+ spreadsheet implementation

I'm looking for an Excel spreadsheet where the CreditRisk+ model is implemented by means of a simple toy example, like the one the linked paper is referring to. If that spreadsheet is unavailable, I ...
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MATLAB - Probability Default with CDS Bootstrapping

I have not understood which "zerorati" I must use for the bootstrap of the PD from the curve of the CDS spreads. Can you help me please? I consulted O'Kane (2008) and Brigo and Mercurio (2006), but I'...
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Individual Credit Risk Data - Probability of Default

Given the current coronavirus-induced financial crisis and the possibility that it evolves in an economical crisis trough Companies (See: Credit Is the Scariest Market to Watch, Not the Dow or S&P)...
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Derivation of the 99.9% CI to a 1 in a 1000 year event

Keen to understand how BASEL derived the 1 in a 1000 year event from the CI 99.9%: The confidence level is fixed at 99.9% (0.999) (i.e. a bank is expected to suffer losses that exceeds its capital ...
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Poisson distribution and counting process

Let $\begin{Bmatrix} N_t \end{Bmatrix}_{(t\in[0,T])}:=\mathbb{I}_{(\tau \leq T)}:=k, \forall t \in [\tau_{k}\leq \tau_{k+1})\sim \mathrm{Po}(\lambda_{t}:=\int_{0}^{t}\lambda_{s}ds<+\infty)$ a ...
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Heuristic (or algorithm) for calculating a risk premium, given a probability of default and a “minimum” profit margin (expressed as a yield)

Assuming that I have means of determining and calculating the following metrics: Risk (i.e. probability*) of a default to a particular borrower as P Profit margin of X% The profit margin is taken to ...
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Survival Probability and Hazard Rate Function

I'm currently reading the article written by David X.Li "On Default Correlation: A copula Function Approach". I'm deepening my interest in subprime mortgage crisis. In the introduction of the paper ...
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Which interest rate to choose to estimate a CDS default probability?

As you know, with basic assumptions default probability could be calculated by $$\text{CDS Spread} = p \cdot \frac{1-RR}{1+r}$$ Does that make sense to use 5 Year CDS Spread with 5 year Generic ...

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