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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
356 views

What is the value/price of a bond paying floating rate

I am going through J.C.Hull for swaps. Where he says we can value a swap using bonds. Let $B_{fl}$: value of floating rate bond, $L$ notional principal. Why is $B_{fl} = L$ just after a payment ? What ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

Convertible bonds pricer - implementation

Where I can find numerical implementation (in any programming language) of convertible bonds pricer based on the following article: E. Ayache, P. A. Forsyth, K. R. Vetzal, "The Valuation of ...
2
votes
2answers
192 views

Calculating excess returns

I would like to know if I am calculating these excess returns correctly. I have here an R dataframe with weekly 3-month treasury bill rates, and the arithmetic ...
-1
votes
1answer
768 views

Swap Curve and Forward Libor Rates

How does the (interest rate) swap curve incorporate forward libor expectations?
0
votes
1answer
355 views

Why do Treasury Futures settle at maturity with higher yield-to-maturity than the corresponding spot rate? [duplicate]

Absolute beginner on bonds, trying to understand why spot rates seen for US-T don't seem to line up with CME futures for ZT/ZB/etc at their maturity. For instance, ZB-U8 seemed to settle at 140-27 on ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

Lottery calls on municipal bonds

I'm trying to independently price several municipal bonds with lottery calls. Based on market prices/yields I can tell that the price, ytw, etc. is not based upon the first viable call. What is the ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Bond and Stock Relationship

Is there any formulair relationship between the price of a corporate bond and the stock on the same company?
1
vote
1answer
159 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Using above par zero coupon bond to build a zero coupon curve

Should I discard bonds above par (zero coupon bond with market price over par value) when I build a zero coupon curve? Most of the academic textbooks use bonds below par as inputs to build Zero ...
0
votes
2answers
621 views

How should we calculate the duration of a convertible bond?

For callable bonds we can use the effective duration to approximate the modified duration, since the future interest rates will affect the expected cash flows. For convertible bonds the underlying of ...
1
vote
3answers
226 views

YTM of “very-seasoned” bond issues

There is a liquidity premium between on-the-run treasury issues and off-the-run issues with similar characteristics. This is why when building a yield curve, typically on-the-run issues are used to ...
2
votes
0answers
85 views

Strategy in steepening curve environment, stable spreads - HotS interview problem

The following problem was found in "Heard on the Street": You construct a yield curve for (coupon-bearing) treasuries. A particular five-year corporate zero-coupon bond has a default risk ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

Zero Coupon Curve and Floating Rates Notes pricing

Simple question: Can I use a Zero Coupon Curve (using Treasury or Swap Curve) to price floating rates notes (FRN)? I am building a classic Zero Coupon Curve, however I wonder if I can use it to ...
0
votes
1answer
304 views

how to change the value set by the addFixing method in QuantLib

Suppose we have had constructed an index for forecasting future interests of a floating bond, and as suggested by the official document, I used addFixing method to set a past fixing for the current ...
2
votes
1answer
159 views

Why Arent There Long Rate Models?

You have short rate models, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-rate_model, but there doesnt seem to be any long rate models. I find this weird as in options modelling you model the whole smile, not ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Hedging Ratios for Fixed Income Instruments

If you buy a corporate bond and you want to hedge the interest rate risk, how would you know how many interest rate futures/swaps to hedge the bond with? The same with an MBS security, if you want to ...
1
vote
2answers
542 views

How to calculate implied repo of a hypothetical bond that has not been issued?

I want to calculate the implied repo to a delivery date for a series of bonds that have not been issued yet. Do I make assumptions about the bond yields on some trade settlement date and the futures ...
-1
votes
1answer
385 views

How to compare bonds in terms of volume traded in Bloomberg Excel Add-in?

I want to compare how much bonds of a handful of companies have been traded over the last years and pick the most traded bond for each company via the Excel add-in. One example of what I have tried ...
0
votes
1answer
642 views

For a fixed-fixed cross currency swap, can I use a curve with two floating legs to discount the cash flows?

I'm doing a USD to INR fixed-to-fixed cross currency swap. The default curve has a fixed and a floating rate. However, the curve that I'm looking to use has floating rates on both legs. Would this ...
1
vote
1answer
435 views

What's the most accurate benchmark index for US corporate and treasury bonds

I'm looking for an index for US corporate bonds and US treasury bonds to benchmark my strategy. I could easily use some ETFs as the benchmark for the recent years but I need data for the time range <...
1
vote
1answer
321 views

Credit Spreads and Relative Value : floating vs fixed bond

I would like to study if, in these weeks during the italian credit crisis, floating govy bonds were more resilient than fixed govy bonds. For each floating issue (CCTS) I chose the fixed issue with ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

A basic question about short-rate models

Sorry, if it's a very rudimentary question. I mainly practice tax but have to deal with financial transactions from time to time where I have to benchmark option prices. I have usually used Hull's ...
1
vote
1answer
166 views

Repo advantage relative value (Treasury) [duplicate]

If a Treasury issue is trading special (100bp repo advantage vs GC in overnight repo), and it's worth -10bp in carry (assuming duration is 10) and the error to the Treasury spline is -5bp, would this ...
0
votes
2answers
157 views

Australian Treasury Bonds - Price Calculation with Accrual

In this document ASX Interest Rate Derivatives (on page 7) the Australian Commonwealth Treasury Bond (paying semi-anually) is valued as $$ P = v^{f/d} \cdot \left(\frac{c}{2} + \frac{c}{2}\cdot\sum_{...
7
votes
2answers
407 views

Relationship between BBB credit spreads and rising interest rates

A stylized fact in markets seems to be that there is a negative correlation between interest rates and corporate spreads - as interest rates rise, spreads tend to tighten and vice versa. I'm ...
3
votes
3answers
213 views

What are the impacts of the discontinuation of benchmark Interest Rates?

I was wondering what the impacts of Interest Rates benchmarks (LIBOR/EURIBOR) discontinuation might be on the Quants side ? Do you know if there are articles/discussions providing an analysis grid of ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

Extension of HJM to multiple factors

The HJM model calibrates the entire forward curve using the existing yield curve data and this results in the following expression for its instantaneous forward rate- $$df(t,T)=\sigma(t,T)\int_0^T\...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

How to compute bond drawdowns?

I came across a very interesting article which shows a picture with the drawdowns bondholders would have faced by investing in Fixed Income since 1919. The data is based on the Moody's seasoned AAA ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Calculating PnL on Swap Spread Trade

Say I am a long a 10Y US govt. bond and short (i.e., pay fixed) a 10Y US IRS. The swap spread moves, for example, from -0.25 to -0.3. What do I need to calculate P&L (approximately)? Are such ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Fallback Interest rate volatility for OAS model

The Bond OAS computation model used in our bank (The model was created in the 90s and the people who worked on it then are no longer part of the company) uses a fallback interest rate volatility of 27....
1
vote
2answers
708 views

why the implied repo rate is higher when choosing the last delivery date to deliver rather than first delivery date

there must be something very basic that I did not get.... I am reading a book. And it says the implied repo rate is defined as IRR = ( invoice price / cash bond price - 1) * 360/ n, where is the ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Difference Between FRA and IR Future pricing [closed]

[original question was to know the difference between IR fut and FRA] Turns out that FRA and IR Futures are just the OTC and Futures counterpart of the same underlying, that is, the interest rate. ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

Adjusting for term structure of repo rates to get apples to apples picture

I'm looking at term repo rates and need to get a measure that removes the curve component so I can make an apples to apples comparison. I think the concept is similar to taking two Treasury bonds and ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to adjust butterfly 2s5s10s swaps trade for directionality?

I am looking into a 2s5s10s swaps idea using a 50-50 weighting scheme, where it's 2 times the 5 year minus the 2 year and 10 year. However, there is a correlation between the butterfly spread and the ...
1
vote
1answer
337 views

why the financing cost of a bond is repo?

In a repo transaction, the cash borrower pays an interest in repo rate for borrowing the cash. On the other hand, the cash lender gets a bond as collateral. In this transaction, it looks like the ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

what is the underling of treasury bond future contracts? and what determine/drives bond future's theoretical/market prices? [duplicate]

Am I right that the underlying is a basket of deliverable bonds? If this is the case, how is the bond future prices actually determined? If there was only one bond in the deliverable set, the bond ...
2
votes
0answers
125 views

Chat bot for traders [closed]

In the framework of my internship at a bank, I want to write a chat bot program in Python that allows our bond traders via their Bloomberg terminal chat box application to type in structured command ...
1
vote
1answer
679 views

What is the formula for the forward price of a inflation linked bond assuming there are coupons in the interim period and the deal is collateralised?

t2=forward settlement date P=Spot clean price AI0=Spot accrued interest r=repo rate t1=coupon payment date AIt2= accrued interest of the forward settlement date t0= now Proceeds Method: F(t2)=(...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Bond Data on UK corporate

I have got data from FRED on Moody's Seasoned Aaa Corporate Bond Yield. Does anyone know where I can get such UK data on this? If not, would using exchange rates and the interest rate parity theorem ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Where can I download 10 year Treasury prices in OHLC format?

I'm looking for treasury prices (not yield) in OHLC format. On websites like this you can see it has intraday data, so we could drive an OHLC from it? But I can't find a website that lets me download ...
1
vote
2answers
913 views

How to change the YieldTermStructureHandle's referenceDate in QuantLib

Suppose we have already known the dates and rates of a spot rate curve, and I passed the data to the ZeroCurve class to construct a discount curve for bond pricing. What I wanna find is how to change ...
1
vote
3answers
676 views

Treasury spline curve, practical question

Wouldn't fitting a spline curve against 300+ Treasury bonds be similar across the street? I know there's different ways to fit/interpolate points to create a spline curve and I understand that every ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Macaulay's Duration with Zero Rates

The definition of Macaulay's Duration is the weighted average maturity of cash flows and is calculated as- $$D_{mac}=\frac{\sum_ttPV(C_t)}{V}$$ where $PV(C_t)$ is the present value of the cash flow ...
1
vote
0answers
120 views

Factor Model - Fixed Incom

I am reading Bloomberg's fixed income fundamental factor model doc. And they define their curve factor (motivation for this factor: most fixed income securities' prices are largely impacted by the ...
1
vote
1answer
635 views

Day Count Fraction specified as 1/1 (2006 ISDA section 4.16 a)

I have a hard time understanding the day count fraction specified as 1/1. I have never seen an example in which this is used and I have not been able to find any detailed explanation of how it is ...
1
vote
1answer
675 views

Using DayCounter ActualActual.ISMA in QuantLib

Suppose we have a semiannual coupon bond. The calculation date is 5/8 2017. The ex-coupon date is 4/20 2017 and next coupon date is 10/20 2017. ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Bond fund's roll and carry

This is a question about modelling the returns of a bond index. Understand there's quite a bit about the roll and carry of an individual bond, but what about a bond index. Roll I would calculate the ...
3
votes
0answers
122 views

How is the integral relationship between current yield curve and forward yield curve derived?

$$y(\tau) = \frac{1}{\tau} \int_{0}^{\tau} du \Big(f(u)\Big)$$ As far as I understand the forward rate is the future rate based on the expectation hypothesis. But it is unclear how many years into the ...
3
votes
0answers
285 views

Relative order of curve for coupons for Upward Sloping Yield

Why would the forward curve be above zero and coupon bond yield be at the bottom for a sloping up yield curve.
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Pricing fixed coupon bond with ytm in QuantLib python

I'm new to QuantLib and I'm confused about ZeroCurve in YieldTermStructureHandle The start date is Oct 20, 2001. Assuming the ...

1
5 6
7
8 9
17