Questions tagged [fixed-income]

Securities which obligate the borrower/issuer to make payments on a fixed schedule. Fixed income securities include sovereign, corporate and municipal bonds, corporate loans, and securitized lending (e.g., ABS). "Fixed" refers only to the schedule of obligatory payments, not the amount, and may include inflation linked bonds, variable-interest rate notes, and the like.

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Treasury zero coupon curve for discounting two bonds but OAS different on Bloomberg

Using zero coupon Treasury curve, I discounted a 10% coupon bond. Using the same curve, I discounted a 5% coupon bond. Both these bonds have the same maturity. Since I discount both these bonds using ...
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Bonds portfolio - total return

TRICKY QUESTION ON BOND PF RETURNS I am working on a bond portfolio, so for each line i have a monthly price change (equal weighted by the numebr of bonds in the portfolio this month) then the return ...
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corporate bonds - general questions [closed]

Newbie here and not trading IRL but for a school assignment. I want to buy corporate bonds because they are a safe bet from what I read. I have a few questions though, I hope I will find an answer ...
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impact of bond futures conversion factor on calendar spread trading

i have a quick question about conversion factor and his implication in calendar bonds roll trading. I go short on a calendar roll (short front+long back) which has the same cheapest to deliver. The ...
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Why does the coupon effect mean that higher yields do not necessarily mean that a bond is more attractive?

In Tuckman, it says "The fact that fairly priced bonds of the same maturity but different coupons have different yields-to-maturity is called the coupon effect. The implication of this effect is ...
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Portfolio Duration . Dirty or Clean Price? [duplicate]

When I calculate the Macaulay Duration of my portofolio (vanilla bonds) Should i have to use clean or dirty price to price my portfolio? What is the logic to use one or the other? Thanks a lot!
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Comparing swaps with bonds

Swaps and bonds have a lot of similarity although one is a security and the other is a derivative. For example, libor for swaps is like repo rate bonds (thinking them both as the funding leg) fixed ...
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Calculating discountmargin using flat yield

How do you calculate the discount margin of a floating rate bond using flat yield? What is the formula?
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US Treasury - IEF vs ZN Cumulated Return Comparison

I have been trying to explore the possibility of replacing my IEF (10 years treasury ETF) positions with ZN (10 years treasury futures) for better leverage. Reading the posts here, I understand that ...
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Understanding Asset Swap Spread Example

Here is an overview of the asset swap spread I found online: https://www.deriscope.com/docs/AssetSwaps_LehmanBrothers_2000.pdf I can't seem to make sense of the numbers in this example: Specifically, ...
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How does the yield of a floater change when the discount/required margin changes?

On this site: https://ebrary.net/14293/economics/actual_floater, it says that the yield of a floater is deteremined like this: That yield is determined by assuming the coupon rate on the floater is ...
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Non-recombining lattice in non-markovian models

Brigo&Mercurio Interest Rate Models - Theory and Practice, 2nd edition, when treating not markovian HJM models, says the following "the approximating lattice will not be recombining and the ...
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Reduced form of credit model

The price for a simple credit bond, where a credit event is modeled as the first jump of a Poisson process $N$, with stochastic hazard rate $\lambda$, is given by $$P_t = P(t, \lambda, N)$$ such that, ...
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Calculating YTM for a floating rate bond

I am trying to understand how YTM's are calculated for floating rate notes. I have had a go at calculating it and I am always a few bps off for every FRN I try to calculate. Does anyone have any ideas ...
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Replicating the price of a (Bermudan) callable bond using a Bermudan swaption and bond

I have heard that the price of a (Bermudan) callable bond can be replicated (at least approximately) by a Bermudan swaption and ordinary bond (assume the callable bond pays a fixed coupon). I was ...
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How does one calculate carry-roll-down theoretically assuming expectations of short-term rates are realised

I am not asking for an explanation that is hugely quantitative, but rather one that is more intuitive. I am aware that there are different assumptions that one could take when it comes to carry-roll-...
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Show that a zero-coupon bond discounted by a bond with mautrity $T$ is a martingale under the $T$-Forward measure

Here's the exact question: Show that for any $s>0$, $\frac{P(t,s)}{P(t,T)}$ is a $Q^T$-martingale. Here's my attempt: Let $t^\prime < t$. First consider the case $s>T$. \begin{aligned} \...
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Credit VaR for this portfolio assuming no default correlation and no recovery?

I am trying to estimate the Credit VaR for a portfolio of two risky bonds. The Credit VaR is defined as the maximum unexpected loss at a confidence level of 99.9% over a one-month horizon. Assuming ...
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Return of a bond held to maturity and realised forward rates

Let's assume that forward rates are realised as part of a carry-roll-down scenario. The gross return of a bond under the realised forward assumption to maturity is: $\frac{c(1+f(2))(1+f(3))...(1+f(T))}...
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Calculation Expecting Credit Loss from a Portfolio

I have the following question: An investor holds a portfolio of 50 million dollars. This portfolio consists of 'A' rated bonds (30 million dollars) and 'BBB' rated bonds (20 million dollars). Assume ...
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Vasicek Model (estimation of parameters)

I have a question concerning the "choice" of parameters for the Vasicek model (formula below). Consider me as a moron with below average level in maths haha. What I've done is basically run ...
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How does this formula for the price of a bond in terms of forward rates work?

I am currently reading Chapter 3 of Tuckman's 'Fixed Income Securities' and it states that we can write the price of a bond using its term structure in terms of forward rates but with periods of ...
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Yield Curve Flattening Trade

Relatively simple question, but came upon it in class and have not been able to come up with an answer: The two-year bond yield is equal to 4% while the 10-year one is equal to 10%. You want to put ...
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Calculating the Macaulay duration of a floating-rate bond

I am new to the pricing of bonds: Suppose that I would like to price a floating-rate bond with par value \$100, with maturity at $T$ years from now, paying coupons semi-annually. Suppose that $r_{n-0....
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What does the conversion factor for Treasury bond futures do in relation to the 6% coupon specification for the contract?

I understand that the specification for say, a 10-year Treasury note futures contract is for a face value of $100,000 with a 6% coupon. However, the eligible securities that may be delivered span ...
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Bond forward price in terms of dirty price dynamics

Suppose we have a model for the dirty price in terms of repo rate $q_t$, coupon process $\delta_t$ and volatility $\sigma_t$ as: $\mathrm{d}B_t=q_t B_t \mathrm{d}t+ \sigma_t B_t \mathrm{d}W_t-\mathrm{...
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Fixed Income Index, ETF Replication

Can anyone please explain how fixed income index are actually replicated (in an ETF) by asset managers ? I looked online, everyone says they do sampling (stratified sampling) which makes sense but I ...
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Any good papers on Fixed Income Option pricing?

Whilst I have managed to find plenty of material on pricing of Interest Rate Options (i.e. Caps, Floors, Swaptions, spread-options, etc.), I haven't really managed to find any solid papers on the ...
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Rate Converstion Using Different Day Count and Frequency

Can anyone help on this question? I failed to find any public material discussing this topic. I have rate, say 5%, quoted in Monthly payment, using Actual/360 basis. Now, I need to convert it to an ...
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R Yield Curve: Nelson Siegel Fitting

I'm trying to fit a yield curve using Nelson Siegel through the R Yield Curve package. However, the Nelson.Siegel() function only takes two inputs of yield and ...
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VBA Black Scholes Implied Volatility

I keep getting a Implied Vol. = to my initial guess, My code is as bellow ...
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Duration and Convexity

I am searching to estimate the evolution of my portfolio duration following a yield increase/decrease. Can i use the convexity? I mean IR delta x (- convexity) = Duration delta Is it correct? Thanks a ...
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Discount margin on FRN - widening but bond price increasing?

Why would a bonds discount margin widen but its price increase? Shouldn't the price be falling when margins are widening? Looking at the bond pricing formula, if the price is higher doesn't the rate ...
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Bond whose amortization scheme initiates at a later time in its life?

Is there any type of bond whose amortization initiates at a later time in its life? For example the first year we observe interest-only payments and after year 1 there initiates an amortization ...
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Valuation of Floating Rate bond

Let say, I have some floating rate bond where the coupon depends on 6-month Libor with semi-annual payments. In a typical text-...
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How USD indexed bonds work and what is their relation to USD futures?

I am reading about the Brazilian real devaluation crisis in 2013 around the QE3 taper announcement. As far as I understand, capital flows went back from emerging economies like Brazil to developed ...
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Bond prices and probability of default

We learn in Finance 101 that the price of a bond is the present value of future cash flows. There is no mention of default risk. Still, bond prices move each day, without a change in the payment ...
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understanding carry for Fixed Income Securities in Pedersen

I'm following the famous paper Carry of Pedersen et al. I have a particular question about the section Global Fixed Income Carry. My main questions are around equation 15. They define Carry as $$C_t:=\...
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Forward bond yield with QuantLib

I'm looking into way to calculate forward bond yield using QuantLib. In Python QuantLib book I see an example for bond futures, where ...
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What is the best alternative of Quantlib library

We need to build a Fixed Income Portfolio Risk Analytics solution. Somehow due to administrative reason we can't use Quantlib which is written in C++, even call it through SWIG via JNI. We have tried ...
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How can the face value of a bond not be a round number?

I'm reading Bruce tuckman's "fixed income securities" and I'm at the section that is explaining arbitrage. In the chart below, the cash flows are based off the biannual interest rates * the ...
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Understanding Loans with a Dynamic Principal

A classic bond/loan has a clear-cut structure, a static principal $P$ and a coupon/yield $y$ (calculated off the static principal). Now surprisingly mortgage / car / etc loans seem to have a ...
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Swap curve is unsmooth at front end with naive interpolation

I am looking at swap curve building at front end and find it difficult to get a smooth forward curve with a fast generic algorithm. For example, EUR 6m curve has 6m deposit, and then a series of FRAs (...
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Impact on DV01 of cbot bond futures by changing coupon from 6% to 4%

CBOT has been asking customers lately what their thoughts would be on coupon change from 6% to 4% on all bond futures. I believe the last time this was done was in 2000 where the coupon was changed ...
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How to determine the cash flows of a Mortgage backed security?

Suppose there is a $400 million mortgage pass-through security with a 7.5% pass-through rate, a weighted average coupon of 8.125% and a weighted average maturity of 357 months, how to compute the cash ...
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Mismatch of periods with numeraire compared to the forward rates

In Joshi's The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance Page 323--324 I believe that there may be a mismatch of periods with forward rates: Consider time partition $t_{0} < ... < t_{n}$ ...
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What discount rates should I use to price a municipal bond with unknown market price?

I have a payoff structure but I do not know the price of the bond. The bond is municipal. What discount rates should I take for each period in order to calculate its fair price?
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If I have the present value of an amortizing bond's cashflows, how do I figure out price?

Say that I correctly compute the sum of cash flows of a given bond. How does this relate to the quoted price that most people understand? IE, based on the sum of cashflows I derive a PV of 5,000,000 ...
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Misleading Yield (Callable Bonds with call price 100)

When looking at Callable Bonds, I've noticed that we often have a call price of 100 with a call date a few month before expiry. For example: US09681MAS70: coupon <...

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