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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Dealing with day counts that span a weekend

Consider the following security: CUSIP: 3130A3GE8 Federal Home Loan Bank Maturity: 2024-12-13 Coupon: 2.75 % (CPN) Previous Coupon Date: 2019-06-13 Today is ...
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Estimating Market Price of Risk

I need help with estimating market price of risk. Assume money market account and two risky assets which exposed to same two sources of risks follow process: $dM(t)=rM(t)dt$ $dS_1(t)=S_1(t)(\mu_1dt+\...
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Using Python Quantlib's FittedBondDiscountCurve as Evaluator of Parametric Curve - Errors

I am using Quantlib's FittedBondDiscountCurve in Python 3.7 and setting MaxIterations to 0, and giving a guess_solution, which then turns the routine into an evaluator for the parametric form I choose,...
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Quesion about the VBA function of continuous cap look up [closed]

Here is the VBA function to calculate the cap price Can anyone tell me what is N and t0? From the textbook, N = the number of reset (or payment) dates and t0 = time until the first reset date. But ...
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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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pca for yield curve

I used Principe component analysis on yield curve data this was the result ...
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Misunderstanding of 'day counts' and accrued interest

I'm totally new to the fixed income world. My goal with this question is to gain an understanding how interest is accrued day-by-day for a particular instrument. This will obviously be done by an app ...
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Is there any difference between “shorting a bond” and “selling a bond” concepts? [closed]

Shorting a bond means borrow it form other and sell. It seems to me that this operation is the same as just simply issue a bond. Am I right? If yes, then why do we use "shorting" terminology for bonds?...
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To price Municipal Bonds and risks I want to know the percent of unfunded pension liabilities ($3.8T) to total state and local gov liabilities

Unfunded pension liabilities keep growing and this seems alarming to both pension holders but also Municipal Bond holders. I would like to know how large this problem is to better price Munis and ...
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Extract list of tickers bloomberg api [closed]

Does anyone know what is the python equivalent to the BQL.Query/BSRCH functions from the Excel API? I am essentially trying to get a list of tickers for all government bonds from a certain country ...
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Why do some mutual funds or indexes have an average effective maturity that is way larger (2-4 times larger) than the average effective duration?

I would like to know if this difference occurs when the coupon payments are very large and/or if there are other reasons.
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Nelson & Siegel model (Fixed Income Securities)

I am well aware of the basic model formula and for what it is used, theoretically speaking, however I cannot find any concrete, problem solving exercises. Soon, I will have to deal with this problem ...
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Stochastic Processes (Applying Ito's Lemma on Ho-Lee Model )

I seek a basic form (SDE) to understand the Ho-Lee model. I already understand the models from Vasicek, Merton and Cox-Ingereoll-Ross, etc.. For example, \begin{align*} dX_t &= -1/2 \alpha X_t ...
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Markovian short rate in HJM framework

In Bjork it is proven in proposition 20.5 that a forward rate dynamics: \begin{equation} f(t,T) = f(0,T) + \int_0^t\alpha(s,T)ds + \int_0^t\sigma(s,T)dW(s) \end{equation} imply a dynamics for the ...
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Carry vs Roll-Down on a zero-coupon IRS

I am trying to understand the differences between carry vs roll-down on a zero-coupon interest rate swap. Lets say we have a 10 day ZC IRS, meaning we will only swap once on maturity. We are a payer ...
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What is the most recent measure of the US Municipal Bond Market Size (Capitalization)?

$3.853 trillion in second quarter of 2018 according to Fed. Today?
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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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How do the following aspects lead to U.S. Repo shortfalls

A major theme in the markets this past week has been the repo rate hikes and the sudden disappearance of liquidity. Although most are confused as to the main reason, there seems to be a consensus on ...
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Difference between spread duration & IR duration for a fixed rate bond

I am struggling to comprehend the difference in impact between spread duration & IR for a fixed rate bond when yields move. I know that both measures would be the same for a fixed rate bond but ...
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Origin of the $-\frac{1}{P}$ in Macaulay Duration?

Changes in the yield curve affect the total return of a coupon bond instrument, hence I want to compare different bond instruments in how sensitive they are to $y$. Well, I just take the derivative, ...
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If 10s20s steepener have equal DV01 weighting on each swap then why does convexity play a role in MtM

Receiver Swap 10yrs Notional: 1,000,000 DV01: +1,300 Tenor: 10yrs Rate: 4% Payer Swap 20yrs Notional: 500,000 DV01: -1,300 Tenor: 20yrs Rate: 5% Looking at this fictitious example, I want to ...
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Systematic credit “liquidity provider” strategy

I was reading a piece published by Bloomberg today, where it says the following: “A systematic process lends itself to providing liquidity rather than taking it because our models have views on ...
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How would this 10s/20s steepener work

Say I'm interested in a trade that wants to execute a 10s/20s steepener This is done via a receiver leg on the 10s and a payer leg on 20s Look at the following example (the figures are all ...
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Fastest way to calculate YTM from bond price

I would like to calculate YTM for every top of the book update on the 10-year note traded on Brokertec. There is no closed form solution so have to use a root finding method like Newton-Rhapson. It ...
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Bond strategy in rising rate environment

During a period of rising interest rates, it makes sense for investors to either swap out their longer term bonds for shorter ones, or simply invest in shorter maturity bonds in order to reduce ...
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Investor rationale behind inverted yield curve

I just had a question regarding investors/markets rationale behind the cause of the yield curve. Assuming that investors believe that rates will be lower in the future and are pessimistic about the ...
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Autocorrelation in daily bond returns

I've been examining the returns of a few government bond series around the world. I found out that some have a positive daily autocorrelation. It's not big, but still seems at odds with efficiency. ...
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Carry & roll - question regarding the repo transaction

Could someone please explain the carry and roll trade that a lot of traders are doing with negative euro debt? I read an example that they borrow in the repo market then buy a longer dated bond to ...
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Stress testing fixed income Yield curve with Nelson Siegel

I am attempting to stress test the Zero coupon Yield curve using The Nelson Siegel model as described in the following papers : Generating Yield Curve Stress-Scenarios Representative Yield Curve ...
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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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Libor Forwards from Swaps

I am trying to understand how to interpret a few forward curves that I grabbed from Bloomberg. In Bloomberg, you use ICSV command and choose the USD to Libor swap curve. I did this and grabbed the 1mo,...
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How exactly are corporate bonds priced at issue

I am interested in Debt Capital Markets but I am struggling to understand how bonds, particularly corporate bonds, are priced initially. I know that a company will tap an investment bank as book ...
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Negative 2y swap spreads

2y swap spreads have dipped below zero for the first time. Can this stay negative and invert more? If my math is correct, the negative swap spread for the 2y leg suggest that the expected path of 3-...
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How to understand interest rate bid/ask and apply client mark-up in Tom/Next Rollover Swap Point Calculation

When I am reading materials in swap point calculation for FX Tom/Next Rollover, I am confused with the market interest rate bid/ask. Using an example: I traded on ...
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Interest rate equation from bond price?

If a zero coupon bond price at time $t$, with maturity $T$ ($t<T$), is denoted by $B(t;T) = B(T;T) e^{(-\int_{t}^{T} r(s) ds)}$ where $r(t)$ is a known interest rate. How does this transform ...
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How do I derive a blend of a 3Y future and 10Y future risk?

So I have a portfolio of Govt. bonds that I'm trying to hedge with futures. Let's take one of the bonds out of the portfolio as an example. In bloomberg, every bond and its future counterparts has a ...
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Calculating theoretical spot rates of treasury bonds beginning with treasury bills

In Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics by Frank Fabozzi, p. 41, there is an example how to calculate the theoretical spot rate of a 1.5 year treasury bond with a 3.5% annual interest and semiannual ...
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Daily accruals - when does it accrue?

Is there a convention on when interest should be accruing? That is, does interest on a bond accrue during the business day, or does it accrue overnight? Are you able to point me in the direction of a ...
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Measuring liquiduity of a portoflio of bonds

I'm currently looking into applying bond liquidity out of curiousity. The Method i'm currently using is the Barclays LCS score (live.barcap.com/publiccp/RSR/nyfipubs/barcap-email-mkting/qps/LCS_In-...
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What are the best relative value frameworks for Corporate Credit?

Fixed Income (Credit) fair value models in the literature tend to be variations on cross-sectional regressions. For a recent example in a factor-model setting, see here. My understanding is that this ...
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Which curve does the interest rate risk fall in?

For example, Australian government issues a bond denominated in USD currency? Which curve does the interest rate risk fall in? Australian Gov Curve or USD Gov Curve?
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How is CPR (re-)calculated for fixed fully amortizing agency mortgage pass-throughs given prior partial prepayments by mortgagors in the pool?

Background: in the US, mortgagors are allowed to prepay any amount and in any arbitrary time during the lifetime of the mortgage, which leads to prepayment risk if this deviation differs from the ...
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Why did high yield corporate bond ETFs tank during the great recession

My apologies if this is not mathematical enough for this outlet. My understanding of the pricing of a bond ETF is that lowering interest rates drive the price up and increased risk of default drives ...
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Framework for hedging fx and utilizing correlation between asset returns

Can anyone point me in a direction (research paper, books, ..) which developes a framework/strategy for hedging currency exposure for an international bond portfolio? This paper finds optimal ...
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Zero-coupon bond price under Rendleman-Bartter Model

let's say that I have simulated the interest rate using the Rendleman-Barttermodel, (which is not the best for rates I know) and then I want to simulate paths for the bond paying 1 at maturity: $$...
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What is Yield To Convention?

I know what gross redemption yield of a bond is. I am unaware of "Yield To Convention". It is a Bloomberg ticker code (multiple in fact) YLD_CNV_MID, YLD_CNV_ASK & YLD_CNV_BID The term "Last ...
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How do Repo traders use OIS and Fed fund rates

I would like to know how do Repo traders use FED Fund rates and OIS to cover themselves. For example assuming the repo trader bought paper(borrwed paper/lent cash) in the 1 year. How do they cover ...
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Collecting historical coupon data on sovereign generic bonds in Bloomberg

In the Bloomberg terminal, a generic bond (e.g. GGR >> Australia >> 5Y bond) has a coupon rate stated in the Security Description (DES). I have daily historical yield data for the generic bonds, and ...
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Roll Returns vs Total Returns

Very basic question I'm confused about : Is there a formula that relates total return of a bond as a function of yields and its roll down returns? I mean ignoring reinvestment risk, would the ...
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Treasury Futures Basis Trade - Funding enhancement

In a basis trade, if you short the Treasury futures and buy the underlying bond and hold it to maturity, is funding the only source of risk assuming there no CTD switches. You have locked in the ...

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