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Can both good buying and good selling cause a bond to go special on repo?

A bond is known to go special when its repo rate gets particularly low relative to the GC (General Collateral) repo rate. In my mind, this can be caused by two scenarios: 1. Institutional interest to ...
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China carry trade, borrow in the repo market and invest in govies

"Excess funds in the banking system had juiced leverage in financial markets by driving China’s overnight repo rate to a record low of 0.59% in December. The cheap short-term financing enabled ...
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Funding foreign asset purchase with repo

https://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt1709e.pdf extract from page 38 An investor wants to buy a foreign currency security with domestic cash but does not wish to run FX risk. Then, three transactions ...
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Swap Spread Arbitrage & Rates/STIRT Vol

Concerning the classic swap spread arbitrage trade where you (as far as I understand it): Buy a treasury and borrow in GC repo, paying repo rate and funding the haircut in short term unsecured ...
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Operational aspects of repo funding trades

It is widely known that repurchase agreements ("repos") are regularly used by market participants as a mean to fund long/short positions in a certain asset, in particular for derivative ...
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Negative Carry when Yield Curve is Downward Sloping

I am currently reading "The Treasury Bond Basis", and have a question regarding negative carry. The book states that the carry of a vanilla treasury bond will be negative when the yield ...
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Repo sensitivity

Hope u're all doing well in this sanitary crisis. I have a question concerning repo sensitivity of basket/index derivatives regarding market making for instance. The argument to compute such a repo ...
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Calculate borrow/loan or repo rate

I was given this question on interview and couldn't find an answer in time (it is a software developer job in a place that deals with options). Can someone explain how to do this or point me to a good ...
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Valuation of a REPO

I thought I had a pretty good grasp on how to calculate this but I'm getting questioned on it and just want to be sure I'm not getting it mixed up. In my notation you enter into the repo contract at $...
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Bond price and credit exposure in Repo agreement

The answer is A. Could someone explain to me the reason that higher bond price reduces the credit exposure to the bank? Why is B incorrect?
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Repo vs Reverse Repo terminology

This might be a basic question. But I am still confused about the terms. Please kindly suggest about my understanding of repo vs reverse repo and repo rate vs reverse repo rate with their applications ...
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Equity finance and primary brokerage and their products

I was in the project working on the asset classes known as EF/PB, which is short for Equity Fiance / Primary brokerage, I understand that Equity finance is more or less about securities lending, and ...
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How do Treasury bill/coupon settlements affect reserves?

Back in September when the repo market exploded, causes were attributed to corporate tax payments and T-bill settlements. Was hoping someone could help elaborate further on the mechanism as to how T-...
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Repo- A few questions [closed]

A few questions which could be related to each other, to help me gain familiarity with repo. These are accompanied with my guess. If anyone can explain in layman's terms (this is new to me). 1) I ...