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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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“Standard” Model for Effective Fed Funds Rate

Is there a "standard" model used to model the Effective Fed Funds Rate? I know that BGM is often used for LIBOR but haven't found a similar application to the Effective Fed Funds Rate. Do ...
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Duration of a FRN in continuous time interest rate model

This question was inspired by my attempt to understand the duration of a floating rate note, or FRN for short. Several answers, like this, say the duration of a FRN is just time to next coupon payment....
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Why does one-factor short-rate model tend to produce parallel shift of the yield curve?

I understand that one factor short rate model models the instantaneous rate given any moment in time. Can anyone explain how to derive a term structure from a short rate model and show that one-factor ...
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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 ...
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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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Approximation of Forward Rates in discrete time

The forward rate from time $t$ to $T$ ($f_{t,T}$) can be approximated by: $$ f_{t,T}= \left[ \frac{(1+r_T)^T}{(1+r_t)^t} \right]^{\frac{1}{{T-t}}}-1 \sim \frac{(1+r_T)^T-(1+r_t)^t}{T-t} $$ Why is ...
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Relation between OIS rate and discounting rate

This is from book Modern Derivatives Pricing and Credit Exposure Analysis page 22 In an OIS, two parties exchange a fixed coupon (paid annually for longer-dated ...
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Difference between settlement of Eurodollars and FRA

I am going through J.C. Hull's chapter on FRA and EuroDollar Futures. Taking the case of FRA. I assume $T_0$ is the time when two parties entered into a FRA to fix interest rates they get on a ...
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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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Bootstrap zero curve source of information

I'm trying to understand the bootstrap methodology to construct a zero curve from a par curve in detail. I'm looking for a good source of information, preferably with a detailed example, that ...
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Exact definition of effective daily federal fund rates

based on https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DFF I found that the effective federal fund rate reach to something like 13% in 1982. Based on my trading experience, I could earn this risk free rate ...
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How to build a cross currency swap pricer?

We're looking to build a pricer to convert a funding spread in a given currency over a specific funding basis e.g. 20 bps EUR 3m€ and convert it to a funding spread to a different currency with a ...
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Which interest rates (maturity length) should one use for calculating interest rate differential of AUDUSD?

An interest rate differential is a difference in interest rate between two currencies in a pair. It is not clear from the internet articles such as the one below which maturity length should be used ...
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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 ...
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basic difference between interest rate models

I am reading up on interest rate models, but currently confused about difference in the two types of models: no arb models like ho-lee, vasicek etc. others like nelson siegel, pca models etc. While ...
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Euribor 3M exact definition

According to Bloomberg, Euribor 3 months (and more precisely Euribor 3m ACT/360) is the benchmark rate in the large euro money market. It is said that "Euribor is quoted on an actual/360 day-count ...
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HJM or Short rates model?

When market practitioners do prefer HJM models to short rates models when it comes to pricing derivatives (other than swaptions and caps, let say light exotics to exotics) ? To be more specific, ...
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Confusion regarding the risk neutral and physical measures

I may be confused. I am looking at the risk neutral vs. physical measures. We know that knowing the short interest rate stochastic process $r$, a bond maturing at time $T$ can be considered as a ...
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Heging against stochastic interest rate

I am working on an Index and I am trying to price Call options on it. I work with the 3 Months LIBOR as Cash. I use the following Black-Scholes formula $$C_{t} = S_{t}e^{-q_{t}(T-t)}\mbox{N}[d_{1}(t)]...
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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 ...
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Why is LIBOR rate smoother than the US treasury rate?

Compare the daily rate graphs of LIBOR and US Treasury bill, the former is a lot smoother than the latter. Is there any reason for this?
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question regarding carry & roll of a bond

I have a simple (and might be a dumb) question regarding the calculation of a bond's carry. If someone doesn't take into account cost of financing (e.g. the repo rate) then the bond's approximate ...
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LIBOR Market Model (LMM) - references

Could you advice me where I can find the best mathematical description of LIBOR Market Model theory (except the references from the Link). Is there any book/article/pdf file/web page/notes which you ...
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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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Is Vasicek risk neutral?

I am a bit new to this, and am trying to understand the concepts of the risk neutrality in interest-rate models. What I can't seem to understand is why the Vasicek model is risk-neutral? Following ...
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Black-Scholes under stochastic interest rates

I'm trying to implement the Black-Scholes formula to price a call option under stochastic interest rates. Following the book of McLeish (2005), the formula is given by (assuming interest rates are ...
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Estimation of market price of risk of short interest rate under the Hull-White model

I think I am a bit confused. I intend to estimate the market price of risk the short interest rate, say, under the Hull-White model. I have the following two questions. Is it correct to state state ...
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Interest model calibration and binomial trees

Are there any good books for beginners on calibrating interest rate models and creating binomial trees based on these interest rate models and using them in pricing
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Time dependent parameters in Hull-White model

Hull-White: $$d r = [\theta(t) - ar]d t + \sigma d W_t.$$ There is a statement in John Hull's book: The advantage of making $a$ or $\sigma$, or both, functions of ...
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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 ...
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Modelling interest rate

Hi I want to model two stochastic integrals in Matlab, which is given by $ x(t) = x(s) e^{-a(t-s)} + \sigma \int_s^t e^{-a(t-u)} dW_1(u)$ $y(t) = y(s) e^{-b(t-s)} + \eta \int_s^t e^{-b(t-u)} dW_2(...
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Zero Coupon Bond Price under Hull White Model (One Factor)

While pricing Zero coupon bond using One Factor Hull White model. how to determine this value using real world example. θ(t)=F_t (0,t)+(σ^2 (1-e^(-2at) ))/2a
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Data for daily real interest rates

In a high frequency model i would like to add daily real interest rates (preferably short-term) as a variable. However, I cannot seem to find either daily CPI data, or daily real interest rates (...
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Obtaining swaption prices from lognormal volatility quotes

I am working with the following dataset from quandl: https://www.quandl.com/databases/CSWO (I'm using the sample dataset only). My question is how to obtain the swaption prices from the quotes given. ...
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Where can I find data on US bank interest rates or 4-week T-bill rates dating back to 1970s or earlier?

Where can I find data showing 4-week T-bill rates or U.S. savings accounts' interest rates from 1960s to present, or 1970s to present?
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How to show that the exponential Vasicek model is not an affine term-structure model?

From the pricing formula, we know that the value at time $t\in [0,T]$ of a zero coupon bond maturing at time $T$ is $$ B(t,T)=E\left(\exp{\left(-\int_{t}^{T}r_sds\right)}\bigg|\mathcal{F}_t\right). $$...
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Why is Overnight LIBOR lower than BoE Base Rate?

According to this site, the current overnight GBP LIBOR is 0.45638%, and the Bank of England base rate is 0.5%. My understanding is that the overnight LIBOR should always be higher than the base rate,...
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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 ...
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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\...
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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 ...
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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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Relation between BDT volatility and Hull-White one factor Volatility

Is there any mathematical relationship between the volatility of spot rates calibrated from Lognormal model and the volatility of spot rates calibrated from HW one factor model?
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How does interest parity work with settlement dates?

Interest rate parity is typically proven as follows. Given one unit of a domestic currency, one can either convert it into $S$ units of the foreign currency and invest at the foreign risk free rate $...
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How to examine the impact of the parameters in the Hull White Model on the yield curve

I want to examine the yield curve resulting from the 2 Factor Hull-White model. Is there any way to examine the influence of the parameters on the yields curve without calibrating the model?
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Jamshidian's trick for Swaptions

Following Brigo$^1$ p.77, we can decompose the price of a swaption as a sum of Zero-Coupon bond options (Jamshidian's Trick). To do so, the authors suggest to find $r^*$ the value of the spot rate at ...
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1y10y vs. 10y1y Swaption

Say you have two identical payer swaptions, exception for their terms and tenors. In other words, suppose you have two payer swaptions: $1y10y$ and $10y1y$. All other things being equal, according ...
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Do CDS have interest rate exposure?

For hedging purposes, do CDS have interest rate exposure? I've thought of CDS as a pretty direct proxy for credit risk, but on the other hand say if interest rates rise it would be harder for ...
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Futures and Forward Prices vs interest rates

Textbooks usually state that if an asset's prices are positively correlated with interest rate movements, then its Futures price is going to be greater than its Forward Price assuming the same ...
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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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Setting the r in put-call parity?

Put-call parity is given by $C + Ke^{-r(T-t)} = P + S$. The variables $C$, $P$ and $S$ are directly observable in the market place. $T-t$ follows by the contract specification. The variable $r$ is ...