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An interest rate is the rate at which interest is paid by a borrower (debtor) for the use of money that they borrow from a lender (creditor).

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Cox-Ingersoll-Ross Zero Bond Put Option

according to Brigo & Mercurio (2006): But how is the Zero bond Put of the CIR model? I couldn't find any information about that. Thanks in advance. Regards Chris
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Hedging a trade for PCA component neutrality

Suppose I am given a set of financial instruments, e.g. {1Y, 2Y, ..., 30Y} interest rate swaps or {Barclays, Lloyds, .. } FTSE100 companies. It doesn't matter which so let's go with IRS. I have ...
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Is EONIA swap rate really credit risk free?

I have a question linked to the EURIBOR – EONIA spread (or OIS LIBOR spread). I understand that the EURIBOR - EONIA spread is a credit risk indicator of the interbank market. There is something I ...
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computing theta of black normal model?

I've been trying to create a black normal model and have used http://janroman.dhis.org/finance/Swaptions/normal%20swaptions.pdf as a guide. I am trying to validate the theta formula in this paper - ...
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Bootstrap ESTER and SOFR curves with Quantlib Python

Is it possible to bootstrap the new ESTER and SOFR term structures in Quantlib? More in general, does the process work as the usual one? Given these are simple indices that are published on a daily ...
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Instantaneous forward rate within the HJM framework

within the HJM framework, the dynamics of the instantaneous forward rate are defined by: $$f_t(T)=f_0(T) + \int_0^t\alpha_s(T)ds+\int_0^t\sigma_s(T)dW_s$$ or in differential form: $$df_t(T)=\alpha_t(...
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Formulating Deposit Rate Sensitivity to Market Rate Changes

I have historical deposit rate data for a specific bank. I want to determine the sensitivity of deposit rates to market rate changes (I'll be using Fed Funds rate). My question is, what would be an ...
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Understanding APR via programming [closed]

I am trying to better understand different types of interest rates. However, I am having difficulties complete, consistent and pedagogically-efficient explanations online. Thus, I have decided to ...
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Interest rates compounded monthly [closed]

Suppose the quoted APR is $r_0 = x-1$ and interest is compounded monthly; Am I correct in saying the formula for the monthly interest rate $r$ is: $$r = (1+ (\frac{r_0}{m}))^m -1 $$ Is it also ...
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Delta one trading: dependence on repo rate?

I have heard a delta-one trader mentioning the dependency of its activity on interest rates, dividend yields and repo rates. While I can understand the exposure he has to interest rates and dividend ...
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Required adjustments for stressed yield curves

I was looking at Basel proposed interest rate shocks. Using the standard US Treasury Yield Curve for the period starting from September 2017 to August 2019, I was able to construct Steep and Flat ...
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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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Why repo rate above federal funds rate while appears less credit risk

I think this will be an easy question for practitioners but going through several websites & papers is causing more confusion than anything else. So here goes: The effective federal funds rate is ...
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How would you use FRAs to find out how much Central Banks would cut/hike by?

Let's say you have The FRAs 1x4F, 2x5F, 3x6F, 4x7F, 5x8F... (meaning 3 months rate today, 3 months rate in 1 month, etc..) at 5.5, 5.5, 5.6, 5.55, 5.55. Assume today's date is 20/09/2019. You also ...
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Average interest rate [duplicate]

Earlier I asked a question about average FX rate. I'm building simple linear model and need to use monthly data. I have a yearly interest rate that changes daily. How to aggregate it over the month, ...
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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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Implied interest rate using put-call parity

In the process of asking this question, I acutally found the solution. I still let this post open if it can be interesting to someone else and have added a related question at the end. I want to ...
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Hedging EURUSD with negative rates

I was reading an article and i saw this : Fund managers based outside the eurozone can profit from buying Europe’s negative-yielding government debt thanks to an uplift from hedging the currency. ...
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Practical purpose of overnight repos

I know this might not be a very quantitative question, but I figure this is the most relevant place to ask this. Over that last few days, there has been a lot of news from the repo market, for ...
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Interest Rate Swap curve: CMS vs. OIS?

I'm working on a project where we're trying to create a database model where we can (daily) update collected data in order to make RPA predictions. We received data from Interest Rate Curves called ...
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Definition of interest rates in binomial tree model

I'm studying financial mathematics from Shreve's text. I have two problems. 1) "for a binomial tree with three steps, where $S_0=20$, $u=1.05$, $d=.95$ and continuously compounded risk-free interest ...
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PV of security with interest-dependent cash flows

I struggle with the following exercise, where the correct answer is supposed to be "no": A riskless security with cash flow $C_1, C_2, \dots, C_n$ has a market price of $\sum_{i=1}^n C_i\,d(i)$. ...
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Bond Option Hedging

(My question) Please show me how to solve from (2) to (4) with computation processes. These are too difficult to solve. Thank you for your help in advance. (Cross-link) I have posted the same ...
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If short rates $r(t)$ do not determine the bond prices $P(t, T)$, then what is the basis for short rate models?

The question title says it all: We know that in general, specifying the short rate $r(t)$ does not specify the bond prices $P(t, T)$. So how can a model for short rates—for example the Vasicek model—...
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Cumulative Integration with regard to Vasicek Model's Bond Price and its Forward Price

(My Question) Please show me how to compute the following expectation with its computation process. Besides, $B_t$ is S.B.M. $$E\left[ \exp \left( - \int^T_t \int^u_0 \sigma e^{-b(u-s)} d B_s du \...
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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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Quantlib Bond PV01 by Tenor

Having built a fixed rate bond object, and looking at here and here , is there any way of retrieving the NPV impact of a repriced bond by bucket/tenor of the Spot Curve instead of getting a simple NPV ...
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What does 5 year OIS actually mean?

I am aware that OIS is the new reference/risk-free rate for collateralized cashflows. OIS is by definition an overnight rate (annualized, I assume). So once I have constructed my OIS yield curve, what ...
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How to derive the expression for the forward rate?

The following RN dynamics of a ZCB maturing at time is given: $$\frac{dZ(t,T)}{Z(t,T)} = r_tdt + \sigma_Z(t,T)dX_t$$ and the forward rate is given: $$f(t,T,T+\delta) = \frac{ln(Z(t,T)) - ln(Z(t,T,...
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Arbitrage pricing models

I have been reading Wu's Interest rate modeling and in his chapter on the HJM model he says that With arbitrage pricing models, the prices of the basic instruments are treated as model inputs ...
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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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Difference between FRA and a zero coupon swap

Wanted to know the difference between an FRA and zero coupon swap with both legs having payment at maturity. If the zero coupon swap is forward starting, will it be equivalent to an FRA?
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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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Difference in utility of cap/floor and FRA

What is the difference in utility for cap/floor and FRA? To me their function looks very similar. Are they used for different objectives. One thing I know in difference is that the pay off for cap is ...
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The Riccatti equation for The Cox-Ingerson-Ross Model

(My Question) I went through the calculations halfway, but I cannot find out how to calculate the following Riccatti equation. Please tell me how to calculate this The Riccatti equation with its ...
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The Ho-Lee Model (1986)

(My question) I solved the following questions. However, if you know the other solutions, please let me know those along with computation processes. Besides, $W_t$ is a S.B.M. (Thank you for your ...
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HJM in infinite dimensions

I recently started reading Filipovic's Consistency problems for HJM interest rate models and came across the Musiela reparametrization $$r_t(x)=f(t,x+t)$$ so the forward curve can be thought of as a ...
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Banks' use of written interest rate options

I study US commercial banks data. I look at the notional amounts of their different OTC interest rate derivatives for the recent years. When I look at non-dealer banks (i.e. end-users), I find that ...
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Relation between low rate and credit risk

In the Handbook of Fixed Incomes Securities, there is this part: The lower federal funds rate prods banks to be less aggressive in issuing deposits, such as certificates of deposits (CDs). Their ...
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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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How does one calculate the duration of a cash flow

The question reads: A firm has liabilities as follows: £2,910 at time t = 0 and £7,501 at time t = 4 (time is measured in years). On the asset side the firm has two payments, each for £5,000, at time ...
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Does banks' profitability really suffer under low interest rates

It is always said that European banks suffer, amongst other things, from the low interest rate environment governing the Eurozone. And that in a rising interest rate environment, banks' profitability ...
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Finding the redemption yield of a bond given a capital gains tax

Let's say a bond has a face value of £$100$ with semi-annual coupons at a rate of $3$% p.a which is redeemable at par in $10$ years. Assume an investor purchases the bond for £$92$ on the day it is ...
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Can someone provide a good definitive explanation for rho in relation to option risks?

I have a pretty good understanding of option risks except for one thing, rho. Unfortunately, interest rates tend to have a small effect on option prices, and thus most literature tend to just gloss ...
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Average interest rates by currency (Basel SRP98)

Can anybody confirm how the average interest rates by currency is calculated as per Basel SRP98? Please scroll down to 98.57 to see the table for different currencies. Step 1: generate a 16-year ...
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Why does the ultra long-end of a yield curve invert?

The shape of the yield curve (at least in the GBP Rates market) is upward sloping from the front end up to the long end (i.e. 30y), but then begins to become downward sloping as we go beyond 30y and ...
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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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Why do higher interest rates increase the value of the currency?

I've been trying to study about interest rates and foreign exchange. First of all when people say interest rate in this context do they mean interest rate set by the central bank like federal reserve (...
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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 ...