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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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 ...
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stochastic interest rate in binomial pricing model and in continuous models

Is the interest rate allowed to be truly stochastic in the binomial pricing model and in continuous models so that we are still able to switch to the risk-neutral measure? Shreve mentions multiple ...
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Stochastic process for interest rates allowing negative values

The Cox-Ingersoll-Ross process for the short term interest rate r(t) does not allow r(t) to become negative, but short-term rates are negative in much of the developed world. To account for this, do ...
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Which curve does the interest rate risk fall in?

For example, Australian government issues a bond denominated in USD currency? Which curve does the interest rate risk fall in? Australian Gov Curve or USD Gov Curve?
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Portfolio Values based on reference interest rates

How do I approach the following question? A portfolio has 100 million invested in equities. It has also transacted an interest rate derivative issued by counterparty X, which the value is 0 if the ...
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Duration. Floating rate note

I don't understand why the duration of a floating rate note equal to the time to the next coupon payment? Please, look at my calculations. Here: P - is price at moment 0.
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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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Zero-coupon bond price under Rendleman-Bartter Model

let's say that I have simulated the interest rate using the Rendleman-Barttermodel, (which is not the best for rates I know) and then I want to simulate paths for the bond paying 1 at maturity: $$...
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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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Interest rates impact on forward prices

In stock option markets, rising interest rates will increase the froward price, causing call values to rise and put values to fall. But my understanding is that rising interest rate will cause stock ...
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Bond-price dynamics in the Vasicek model

Hello I am studying about interest rate modeling There is one good source about Vasicek (link: https://web.mst.edu/~bohner/fim-10/fim-chap4.pdf). However there is one equation that I try but unable ...
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Interest Rate Models cheat sheet - Need for advice

I'm trying to get through the litterature of interest rate models for some time now. As I don't have any experience working with them, I started looking for some kind of a cheat sheet that would ...
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Deriving the series for federal funds rate expectations using federal funds futures

I am trying to derive the monthly series from 2000-2019 of the expectations of federal funds rate based on federal funds futures. How should I proceed? Where to look? Is it possible?
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cashflow for floorlet option on 1 month Libor under Vasicek

I have to figure out the cashflow for a floorlet option written on 1 month Libor under Vasicek model by considering yield curve power series expression and bond pricing equation: Has anyone an idea ...
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When interest rates go up, why do call option prices go up?

I studied that generally speaking, interest rates and share prices have an inverse relationship. When interest rates go up, share prices go down. If interest rates go up, wouldn't people be less ...
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Equivalent of recovery rate

I'm trying to understand the functioning of "recovery of face-value" approach. Let $V_t$ the fair-value, that is the price that the holder of a defaultable bond must pay for hedging of default of ...
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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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Computing option price with rates only

Hi I am learning about options and came across this example: The spot FX rate AUD/USD is 0.6868, the 6 month ATM implied volatility for AUD/USD is 7.7% p.a., for the 6 month USD deposit rate is 2.28% ...
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Wave Method and Implied Duration

I am pricing an MBS under three different rate scenarios: a base case, +5bps and -5bps I compute partial durations on the base case using the wave method (P. Hagan: Calculating Delta Risks and Hedges ...
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What are good TEXTBOOK on stochastic volatility and interest rate theory?

I wanted to learn stochastic volatility modelling and interest rate modelling. On this site, a answer recommended me the books "Stochastic Volatilty Modelling" by Lorenzo Bergmo and "Interest Rate ...
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Interest Rate Assumption (Ornstein - Uhlenbeck Process)

Why can we assume that interest rate is stationary (identically distributed), Gaussian (has multivariate normal distribution), Markovian (the future is determined only by the present), and continous ...
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Multi-factor vs Single-factor interest rate model for XVA / CCR

When calculating XVA or Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR), you can choose to simulate your interest rate with a Multi-factor interest rate model or a Single-factor interest rate model. What are the pros ...
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what are the underlying transactions for SOFR?

Recently I am reading about SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate), which is projected to replace LIBOR to be the reference for risk-free rate in the market. But I still don't understand or imagine ...
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How to prove martingality of forward rate under T-forward measure

Let $P(t,T)=\mathbb{E}_{Q_{R}}[e^{\int^{T}_{t}r(u)du}|\mathcal{F}_{t}]$ be the price of a 1-euro zero-coupon bond with maturity $T$ and $r(u)$ the interest rate process. Consider the the forward rate $...
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Stochastic process with determinstic frequency of regime changes

Suppose that I have an OU process. For instance, assume that I want to model the interest rates. Suppose that regime change is known ex ante, and is deterministic in terms of frequency (For instance, ...
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Proof of the Hull & White Model calibration

I have a question about the demonstration of the formula which states that: If we have an Hull & White Model for the short rate diffusion such that Then the model is fully calibrated if and only ...
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Transforming non-normally distributed interest rates for OLS regression

I am studying the effects of short- and long-term interest rates on bank risk-taking in the Euro zone countries. To analyse the effects, I will use, amongst other, an OLS regression. However I have ...
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What are the go-to textbooks for advanced quant finance topics? [duplicate]

Credit risk, interest rate modelling, volatility modelling. What are the go-to books for each of these 3 topics in quant finance? The target audience should be someone who understands the basics of ...
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What's Hedge Curve Template

what's a Hedge Curve Template (HCT)? How does it help value a bond? It appears to me it normally is used together with another curve where x,y-axis being maturity dates and discount factors ...
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Risk neutral interest rate calibration

I've only worked with RW model before but not RN interest rate models, so I'm looking for some practical insights on how RN calibration is done for interest rate models. Let's say I want to start ...
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Pricing call option on bond under CIR model by simulating noncentral chi square distribution

In the original paper of CIR model, there is a pricing formula about call option on bond $$ \begin{array}{l}{C(r, t, T ; s, K)} \\ {=P(r, t, s) \chi^{2}\left(2 r^{*}[\phi+\psi+B(T, s)] ; \frac{4 \...