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Bootstrapping with QuantLib using deposit rates and Swap rates

I'm trying to bootstrap and to get a zero coupon yield curve with maturities ranging from 2019 to 2059 Here is my code: ` ...
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ISDA SIMM swap sensitivities

Most of the commercial SIMM models require sensitivities to be passed in in CRIF format. The documentation mentions that "par sensitivities" need to be used. What exactly is a par sensitivity? When we ...
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Swap Pricing - Using forward rates vs using par bond after first floating payment

There seems to be two different methods I have come across for valuing a Interest Rate Swap - specifically the floating leg. One method described by Hull: incorporates the cashflow from the first ...
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Price Alignment Interest(PAI) Convexity Effect

I've been looking at convexity adjustments in ED's for several years(more opportunities a few years ago then currently) and was wondering if my thinking on PAI impact on swaps convexity is correct. ...
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Vega for Constant Maturity Swaps

Why does a Constant Maturity Swap have a positive vega? Is it because of the convexity? How does one hedge it?
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analytical formula for FV of fixed rate of a IRS [closed]

IRS plain vanilla - expiry in 5 years - principal is 1$ - semianual payment How could the analytical formula be derived for the fair value of the fixed rate (initially no value of the swap)?
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daycount of the yield curve

Complete characterization of an interest rate requires a few elements: day count compounding frequency the rate itself start date and end date That said, I notice that day counts are never displayed ...
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Bootstrapping spot rates based on swap rates using QuantLib

I am bootstrapping the shibor curve and fr007 curve using swap rates in China. I created my own index like following: ...
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Swaption valuation across time using vcub

On Bloomberg one has access to the rates vol cube with the VCUB function. For a given currency, today, one sees Black implied volatilities for swaptions of various expiries and strikes, for forward ...
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Multi-legged Swap pricing

can anyone guide me how to price a multi-legged swap and whether I need Monte Carlo / LMM based approach or if there is a closed form solution. Receive leg "Libor 3m +1%" Payment leg If Libor is ...
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In Arrears Swap - what accrual period applies?

In Arrears Swap, the floating rate is reset and paid on the same date. What accrual period is applied to compute the payment - If the dates are t1, t2, t3 ...tn. (assume overlapping date schedules ...
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Calculate forward discount factors and forward reference rate when discount factors are known

I am trying to learn how to value interest rate swap through portfolio of FRA's(forward rate agreement).But I have got stuck in calculation of floating leg. Here is the scenario as given below for ...
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What's the difference between instantaneous forward rates and observable forward rates?

Source: http://docs.fincad.com/support/developerFunc/mathref/LIBORMarketModel.htm "In contrast to models that evolve the instantaneous short rate (Hull-White, Black-Karasinski models) or ...
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Bermudan Swaption

Is there an equation of the kind of call-put parity for Bermudean swaptions ? (maybe an inequality ) Is there an intuitive description of what would be an optimal exercise moment ? Intuitively I ...
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IMM Swaps - Accrual & Fixing Schedule

I am wondering how accrual periods & reset dates on Quarterly-IMM swaps are different to normal swaps (in terms of conventions). For example: Normal Swap: ...
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Port a model dependent swaption sensitivity to a new model

I have a short rate model in which I have (among others) the following metric (for leverages) for a swaption : $$L = \frac{\frac{\partial}{\partial r}V_0^{\textrm{Swaption}}}{\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Curve Building + Swap Pricing [duplicate]

Assume Swap means a USD Swap with standard conventions (semi-annual fixed payments and quarterly floating payments, etc).
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Trading Jargon - Interest Rate Swaps / Bond Trading

I was going through some reports but having hard time with the jargon. When I google them online I came across the page: http://volcurve.blogspot.com/2007/10/carry-and-roll-down-back-to-basics.html ...
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Interview question on interest rate spread trade

Consider this interview question: Tell me how you'd construct a risk neutral cross country trade on the 2 year – 10 year interest rate spread in Germany and the U.S. What does "risk neutral" mean ...
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Bloomberg SWPM: Day count to calculate discount factor for US0003M

I'm trying to replicate price I get for CCIRS in SWPM. This is USD3m float vs RUB 1Y. Second leg doesn't matter for my question. Suppose today is 7th of Jan 2019, deal date. Settlement will happen on ...
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Basic question on USD Interest Rate Swap

I am just starting out as a rates and derivatives trader. Can someone please recommend some books for trading USD interest rate swaps (including risk management)? Any additional guidance would be ...
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Swaption annuity factor

In H. Corb's book about interest rate swaps and oder derivatives, the present value of an T into n payer swaption is given via $A\sigma\sqrt{T}\left[\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{-\frac{d^2}{2}}+d\,\...
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Arbitrage on Libor and swap market

I must be wrong here, but still want to know where I am wrong. I found the data of Libor rate and swap rate from this link: http://www.interestrateswapstoday.com/libor-rates.html At the time, I read ...
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Quantitative impact of Dodd-Frank Act on risk management

The US Dodd-Frank Act (DFA) introduced mandatory central clearing of standard (e.g. plain vanilla) swaps for big financial institutions in the US in 2013. It might be a broad question but: what have ...
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Black and Normal Model for Caplet using Python

I am able to Price Caplet using Black 76 model in Python. However, I am unable to price the same with Normal Model. Can anyone suggest what is missing ? I am valuing caplet that caps interest rate on ...
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Why are interest rate swaps the most popular interest rate derivatives [closed]

Interest rate swaps are the most popular interest rate derivatives. Is there a reason why they are more popular than other interest rate derivatives (e.g. forwards, futures)? Is it because they were ...
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How are Interest Rate Swaps Quoted

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask this question or whether Personal Finance & Money would be a better place. Basically I know that initially interest rate swaps are quoted based on the ...
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Swap Curve and Forward Libor Rates

How does the (interest rate) swap curve incorporate forward libor expectations?
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heding bond risk with swap

How would a bond trader hedge his/her interest rate risk? A nature way is to hedge it with interest rate swap. Is this a choice in practice ? is their any risks associating with this hedging strategy. ...
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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 ...
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Bootstrap daily OIS forward rate

Can someone please show me how to derive the daily OIS forward rate in a OIS-fixed rate swap? For example, if price a paying fixed rate/receiving OIS swap in Bloomberg SWPM, Bloomberg will be able ...
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Calculate tenor wise DV01 of a Swap in Quantlib Python, i.e. Key-rate Duration

Is there a way I can get DV01 breakup of a Swap across different tenors of the deal in Quantlib-Python. The question asked here, follows the basic method of re-valuing the swap by shifting the curve ...
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QuantLib in Python : Execution time with OISRateHelper compared to Swap/Deposit RateHelper

I have been working on valuation of interest rate swaps using dual curve bootstrapping. And for this I use OISRateHelper to create a discount term structure using OIS rates. The entire code below : <...
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Mid-curve swaption

I would like to know how the mid-curve swaption could inform us about forward volatility. In my understanding it is a swaption on a forward starting swap. Let us say the midcurve swaption expires ...
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Why is the annuity factor proportional to the CV01?

For an asset with par amount of one unit (with a semiannual payment regime) we have $$\frac{C(T)}{2}\sum_{t=1}^{2T}d\Big(\frac{t}{2}\Big) + d(T) = 1$$ $$\implies\frac{C(T)}{2}A(T) + d(T) = 1,$$ ...
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Turning an amortising swaption into a normal swaption

Is there a way to enter a trading strategy in which the notional of the cashflows of an amortising swaption become all the same? For example, imagine the notional for the first four cashflows of an ...
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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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Bermudan Swaptions

Can someone explain, in layman's terms, the mechanics behind Bermudan Swapttions ( without having recourse to pricing models )? Why are they popular? when are they used ? How are they hedged i.e ...
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What are advantages of expressing swaps this way?

On page 420 of Bailey's "The Economics of Financial Markets" textbook there is an example: "For example, suppose that [in a plain vanilla interest rate swap] the company agrees to pay 9.25 per cent ...
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Par Rate on an ongoing swap vs a trade startig at spot

Hope you can help me with the following question: There are two swaps: - LIBOR 3M vs. fixed 1Y swap, started in the past, has maturity in the future at time X, - LIBOR 3M vs. fixed 1Y swap, starts ...
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Mandatory Break clause

Regarding mandatory break clause on Interest rate swaps can someone explain how pricing works with an example. Is it compulsory to terminate the swap or novate on the exercise date. I have seen cases ...
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Libor Swap Rates

In a 5 year Libor Swap, say fixed vs. 3 months Libor, what is the credit risk reflected by the fixed leg ? (I'm ignoring counterparty credit risk). Would the fixed leg reflect 3 month Libor quoting ...
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Valuing a cross currency basis swap using a third currency as a collateral

Suppose India and South Africa goes into a cross currency basis swap. But the collateral is specified upon USD. How does one value this type of swaps? Or is it even available directly on the markets?
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Hedging amortising interest rate swap with vanilla swaps

Is it possible to hedge an amortising interest rate swap (linearly decreasing notional) with a series of vanilla interest rate swaps? With the amortising swap originated today at par rate and the ...
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How do swap dealers make money from trading cancellable swap?

A fixed-rate payer (e.g. a swap dealer) of a cancellable swap pays more interest than he receives because he has the right to terminate the swap after a certain time if rates fall. What are the ...
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What's the most direct hedge on rising 12-month LIBOR rate for retail investors?

What is the most direct mechanism available to retail investors to profit from (i.e. hedge against) a future increase in the 12-month LIBOR rate? e.g. The 12-month LIBOR rate is 2.29% as of 2/1/2018. ...
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Bootstrapping Quantlib RateHelper Python/C++ [closed]

I am pretty new in the Quant areaa and using Quantlib. I found the pretty good introductions concerning bootstrapping in the book QuantLib Python Cookbook by Luigi Ballabio. I wanted to understand the ...
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Transform a 3M FRA Rate to a 6M FRA Rate

I have a question whether it is possible to transform 3M FRA rates to 6M FRA rates without having any spreads available. Let's give an example: FRA 3M: FRA 1x4 FRA 2x5 FRA 3x6 FRA 4x7 FRA 5x8 FRA ...
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Convert 3M rates to 6M rates using Basis Swaps (3M vs 6M)

How can I convert a 6M Libor rate e.g. 1Y Tenor to a 3M Libor rate using a basis swap 3M vs. 6M? I wanted to know the math and also an example would be great. Update: Example: ...
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Use QuantLib Python to calculate Swap DV01

I would want to use QuantLib Python to calculate DV01 of an interest rate swap. Initially I was thinking of calculating the fixed leg DV01 and floating leg DV01 separately, then add both legs DV01 ...