# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 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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### 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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### How is a LIBOR Market Model volatility skew determined?

LIBOR based interest rates are derived from the prices (supply / demand) of swaptions, caps and floors. These prices are generally quoted in yield vols. Their prices are given by the Black formula. ...
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### Calculating the interest portion of a loan between two dates

The IPMT function in Excel calculates the interest portion of a loan between 2 dates. Is this a closed loop formula? Or are the payments projected and the interest summed up? I need to implement ...
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### Forward rate versus 10 year constant maturity swap

In Yield Book, the cashflows are projected using the current coupon + a spread on the 10 year constant maturity swap How is this 10 year constant maturity swap different from the forward rate curve? ...
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### What's the difference between the short rate model projection and the 3M forward curve?

A term structure has a forward curve So what is it that the short rate model is projecting exactly? Why is it needed? How are they different?
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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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### 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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### How to estimate $\sigma$ and $r$ in binomial pricing model?

I am writing a program to price American put options with binomial pricing model and to compare it with the market price. When I used made-up numbers for $\sigma$ and $r$, the price by binomial ...
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### Forward pricing using Vasicek model

Question: Vasicek interest rate model: $$dr_t = α(θ−r_t)dt + σdW_t$$ Price at time t of a 0-coupon bond maturing at T is given by: $$dp(t,T) = α_{t,T} . p(t,T)d_t + β_{t,T} . p(t,T)dW_t$$ βt,T = −...
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### Obama's lowering mortgage ins rates makes no fiscal sense, because the Fed just raised its rates for the first time last year. Right?

Background: This is a follow up from this question, regarding Obama's lowering of the mortgage insurance rates 11 days before Trump was inaugurated (not to go into effect until week after Trump became ...
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### Vol specifications under Heath Jarrow Morton framework

What are some of the common forward vol specifications under HJM framework used in the industry. I guess most common would be 2 and 3 factor models, but any pointers to more details would be very ...
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### The weight of interest rates

Why are average interest rates often weighed by loan (and deposit) sizes? Since the size and interest rate of a loan are function of each other, I expect the resulting statistic to be hard to ...
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### Covariance Interest Rate Risk Time Series

Apologies in advance if this question has been asked already. I am estimating basis risk for different term points in the curve. Imagine i have three time series (1-month, 3-month, 1-year). I ...
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### Zero-coupon Loan Investment [closed]

Zero-coupon default-free interest rates maturing over the next five years are listed below (in percent per annum, continuously-compounded): Maturity Years -- Yield 1 --------------------1.9 2 ------...
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### Swaption on a swap with 0 year tenor

Any ideas on valuation of IRS swaption on a swap with 0 year tenor? As an example, we have a 5 year swaption, on expiration it is cash settled; the underlying swap tenor is 0 years with excercise and ...
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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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### How to calculate daily interest at different rates each day? [closed]

I have the following issue: I need to calculate the daily income of a financial application over a period based on a percentage of a daily financial index. The problem is that for each day, this ...
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### Where to find risk report/models for treasury spreads trading?

I trade a lot of treasury curves, so say I have a portfolio of treasury cash and futures products (longs and shorts). How do I find the portfolio DV01 risk and curve risk? I couldn't find anything ...
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### why swap rate not dependent on valuation date?

When I review my course on swaps, I read the following sentence: the value of the swap rate is independent of the valuation date(even though the PV's of the individual legs of the swap are clearly ...
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### Falling Futures prices positively correlated with interest rates

I'm having trouble understanding how Futures are worth more than Forwards when price and interest rates are positively correlated but both declining. For instance, a Future with losses of -5 at T(n-...
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### inflation > interest rate? [closed]

Currently, the federal reserve interest rate is 0-0.25%, and the inflation is 2-3%. Does this contradict the no-arbitrage principle? (The arbitrage being: borrow money at 0.25% and invest it in the "...