Questions tagged [interest-rates]

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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Feller Condition (Cox-Ingersoll-Ross) source

For the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross model $$\text{d}r_t = a(b-r_t)\text{d}t+\sigma\sqrt{r_t}\text{d}W_t$$ the condition (referred to as "Feller condition") $$2ab\geq\sigma^2$$ ensures that the solution is ...
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compute time from FX forward, how use DEPO rates?

assume I have following delta-term vol data from broker: ...
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Volatility adjustment for SOFR/OIS caplet referencing LIBOR vol

Suppose that today the price of a 3m LIBOR caplet with 6m expiry has been calibrated with a particular implied volatility. How would one go about thinking about an adjustment to that volatility to ...
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Implied Funding/Borrow Costs in Short-Dated ETF Option Prices

I'm struggling with some anomalous behavior in an analysis I'm running and was hoping for some advice/insights. I'm attempting to extract the implied funding/borrow costs from ETF option prices (say ...
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Pricing interest rate options in emerging markets

I've been thinking how to price the early payment of mortgages in banks from emerging markets, where swaptions/caps/floors aren't available, and how to hedge this kind of options. At first I thought ...
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Optimal mortgage rate strategy

When buying a mortgage, you can choose to "lock in" a rate at any point within 60 days of your closing date. Once locked in, you can't revert. This makes it a secretary problem - in the traditional ...
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What type of interpolation should be used in key rate perturbation models?

When perturbing a key rate in order to assess sensitivity of portfolio value, what sort of interpolation is standard? A book I am looking at says linear, but this seems pretty unrealistic to me--and ...
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Transition to SOFR Swaps and single curve pricing

As in the US there is a push to replace IBOR based swaps with SOFR rate does that mean that SOFR swap pricing will return to using a single curve framework as LIBOR swaps did pre the financial crisis?
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Change of the stock price dynamics while pricing using the Fourier transform techniques

Right now I am trying to understand how we can use the Fourier theorem in obtaining the formula for option pricing (from Zhu J., "Modular pricing of options"). While modeling the interest ...
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What are the trade offs when choosing a long term bond future to trade?

It seems that when trading long term bonds *** and choosing between the two offerings on CME one is presented with a Scylla and Charybdis decision. 1. VOLATILITY CONSISTENCY: Ultra U.S. Treasury Bond ...
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Inflation/Rates Correlation

I've been looking into a short piece of maths a colleague has written on pricing inflation with payment delays, and was hoping someone could confirm whether my understanding is correct, or if my ...
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€str rates lower than ecb deposit yield

I have the following question : How can €str rate be lower than ecb deposit facility rates (deposit yield) ? Why would a bank lend money at that rate ? Thank you for your answers Edit : for instance ...
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Implementation of solvers for curve construction

I'd be really interested to hear people's experiences of implementing global solvers for curve construction, especially with regard to how robust the approach is in practice, numerical performance, ...
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Pricing/Hedging a yield curve spread option (YCS)

I have 2 perspectives as to what model to use for a YCS option: It is an at the expiry option, so hit the marginals, correlate them with a copula, and be done with it. To hedge the vega, I will need ...
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Bachelier Pricing Formula for Interest Rate Binary Options

Similarly to the Black and Scholes formula, I am looking to replicate Bachelier's caplet formula with two digital options: (1) asset-or-nothing (forward rate in this case) and (2) cash-or-nothing. For ...
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volatility term structure calibration

As is well known in order to calibrate an interest rate model (i.e. hull-white, LMM) i need to use the current market yield curve and volatility. But in the case I want to calibrate the model in a ...
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Hull White and HJM model not Markov

In HJM model we have instaneous forward rate $f(t,T):$ $$d f(t,T) = v(t,T)v_T(t,T)d t - v_T(t,T)d W_t,$$ is ...
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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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Hull White 2 factors and non Markov interest rates

I am studying the calibration of the 2 factors Hull White model on Brigo and Mercurio's book. They point out that, using cap volatilities, the value of $\rho$ is almost minus one and this means that ...
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Reset Date standard for ICP (Indice Camara Promedio) trade

What is the Reset Date standard for ICP (Indice Camara Promedio) trade? Trade Currencies are USD v/s CLP. Please provide the ISDA link if there are any amendments to ISDA standards.
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Ridiculous Bond Prices under Vasicek Model

Has anyone played with the parameters of the Vasicek model and observed the sometimes ridiculous bond prices it implies? E.g. with the right parameters, a 30-year zero is priced at $147,327. To be ...
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Fed Funds Rate: longer maturities

FFR published by Fed Bank of NY is the average rate US banks charge each other for the overnight loans of their reserves required by the Fed regulations. Since Fed acts similar to a clearing house ...
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Bond (yield curve) dynamics in the Forward-LIBOR-market-model

The standard Libor-Forward-Market-Models provides a way of modelling the evolution of forward rates in time. However the model does not seem to be well suited for the modelling of zero-bonds. But ...
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Reasoning for Bloomberg's short rate volatilty calculation

Bloomberg, in its documentation, explains that it calculates the short rate volatility for its Hull White implementation by multiplying the e.g. 10y IRS rate (divided by 100) by the 10y cap vol. Why? ...
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A doubt about Evans and Jovanovic (1989) economic model for entrepreneurs with credit constraints

[I already posted this question on the math forum of stackexchange and I was advised that I should post this question here] In Evans and Jovanovic (1989) you will find a model for entrepreneurs with ...
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Yield Curve Volatility

Let you have several issuers, and let each issuer have its yield curve built up with liquid plain vanilla fixed rate bonds. Each yield curve has its slope and its curvature, and they obviously change ...
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Questions about Markit rates curve bootstrapping

I am reading the following two Markit documents concerning the bootstrapping of respectively the USD rates curve and the EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF, CAD, HKD, SGD, AUD and NZD rates curves. (Both versions are ...
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Swaption extrapolation

I have some ATM swaption volatilities with the following characteristics: (-IBOR) payment frequency: 1M Underlying swap maturities (tail): 1Y, 2Y, 5Y, 10Y, 15Y and 20Y Swaption expiries: 1M, 3M, 6M, ...
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What makes modeling interest rate derivatives very difficult compared to equity derivatives?

I understand while equity derivatives require the modelling of stock price at expiry, interest rate derivatives typically require modeling both the expiry and tenor, thus increasing the dimensionality ...
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How to find the risk-free rate and dividend rate for S&P 500 index options?

I'm currently working on a project using S&P 500 index options(European) data. I haven't done any empirical experiments before, so I'm confused how to find the corresponding risk-free rate and the ...
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How to optimise Fixed Income portfolio (Yieldbook) based on YTM, duration, rating and exchange rate

I have a fixed income portfolio built up in the Yieldbook and BBG Port. However due to some bad performance of my portfolio compared to the benchmark I would like to build up an optimisation which ...
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Local v/s global calibration for a Bermudan Option (calibrate co-terminals vs entire matrix)

I am quite new to rates modeling and I have a question on the pros and cons of calibrating to larger set of vanilla instruments v/s calibrating to an exotic's 'natural' hedges. For example, I could ...
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Estimating Product Rate Sensitivity to Market Rate Changes: First Difference With Interactive Variable

I am currently trying to understand and estimate the sensitivity of deposit rate sensitivity to market rate changes. My current model: $\Delta$$R_t$ $=$ $\alpha$ $+$ $\beta_1$$*$$\Delta$$FFR_{t-1}$$+$...
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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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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 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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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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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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Ito's lemma for special case

Assume a HJM framework with the same Brownian motion driving the dynamics for every tenor. $$ df(t,T) = \alpha(t, T)dt + \sigma(t,T) dw_t \,, $$ with $\alpha(t, T) = \sigma(t,T)\int_t^T \sigma(t,s)ds$....
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How does this transformation for Euler Scheme in mean reverting SDEs alleviate instability?

I saw this text in the book - Interest Rate Modelling by Andersen volume 1 on Page 112: I am unable to understand: How does instability arise when we use the Euler scheme on X(t)? What change does ...
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Discrete term structure models - generalized procedure to ensure positive probabilities across multiple measures

Question: Is there a generalized procedure for building a discrete (e.g. binomial) term structure model with risk-neutral branching probabilities that ensure positive probabilities under alternative ...
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Why can the t-bill rate forecast stock returns?

The tbill rate is used as a predictor of the equity premium in a number of papers. Whilst there is not a general consensus about whether it is a significant predictor, it is still widely used. I ...
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A Soft Problem: Application of Stochastic Differential Equations in Hilbert Space Beyond HJM Interest Rate Model

I am reading books on stochastic differential equations (SDE) in Hilbert spaces. It seems that every book just discusses HJM interest rate model as an application when discussing financial ...
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Basic Question on rate hikes priced in through Eurodollar futures (EDF)

(Say) The Mar19 Future price is 94.52(5.48%) and the Dec 19 Future price 94.27(5.74%), does this imply that markets expect a ~25bps hike specifically between the time period when the two contracts end ...
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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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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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Bond prices at future times under Vasick one-factor model

In Vasicek one-factor model (and in other affine models), the price of a zero-coupon bond at time $t$ conditional on the information at this time is $$P(t,T) = E[e^{-\int^T_tr(u)du}|F_t] = A(t,T)e^{-...
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Reason for choosing the T-forward measure to calculate expected value of forward curves

Setup I read that when simulating forward curves $(r_t(s_i))_i$ at some future time $t>0$, one is supposed to center them not around $F(0;t,t+s_i)$, but around $$\mathbb E^{\mathbb Q_{t}}[r_t(s_i)]...
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How do traders determine when points in a yield curve are at 'fair value'?

While on my last day on an internship last summer, I heard on the morning call a UK rates trader say something along the lines of: "Most of the curve is at fair value at the moment, so nothing ...
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Proof positiveness condition CIR dynamic

Ciao All. I'm studying the CIR model and this question came out. Usually the Ornstein-Uhnlenbeck dynamic is used to build the CIR model: let $$ dX_t = aX_t + \sigma dW_t $$ where $a \in \mathbb{R}$ ...