Questions tagged [swaps]

SWAPs are a common name for exchange operations between two (or more) counter-parties with various financial instruments like cashflows (IRS), currency (XCCY), credit risk (CDS), et cetera

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OIS vs Libor for cross currency

I would like to understand the convention for discount rates fro cross currency swaps. It seems to be market convention (Australia) to discount collateralize positions with OIS and uncollateralized ...
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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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Variance swap correlation trade

I found two highly correlated assets that have spread in 3M realized and implied vol at historical minimum. To go long on this spread I thought of using two variance swaps. Would it be cheaper to ...
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Vega for Constant Maturity Swaps

Why does a Constant Maturity Swap have a positive vega? Is it because of the convexity? How does one hedge it?
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analytical formula for FV of fixed rate of a IRS [closed]

IRS plain vanilla - expiry in 5 years - principal is 1$ - semianual payment How could the analytical formula be derived for the fair value of the fixed rate (initially no value of the swap)?
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How is Kalman Filter used to estimate Term structure Models

I am implementing "The Term Structure of Variance Swap Rates and Optimal Variance Swap Investments" . This paper is using kalman filter to estimate the state and the mean variance and a parameters on ...
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From Libor Curve rates to “forward” zero-coupons

I am provided a 6M euribor curve, constructed from FRA's and swaps of tenor 6M on the euro, as well an EONIA curve, constructed from zero-coupons EONIA swaps. Both curves are provided as functions $d\...
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Why doesn't tenor of Euribor index change spot rate in Quantlib?

I'm trying to create a yield curve in QuantLib based on swap rates. The swap rates I'm using have a 6 months fixed frequency and a 3 month float frequency based on LIBOR. What I don't understand is ...
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Pricing structured products (Mortgage Backed Securities) [closed]

What would someone have to do to be able to price a structured product like Mortgage/Asset Backed Securities?
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How would one go about pricing a FX future?

What model/equations would I require to calculate the price for a foreign exchange future? This is in an attempt to mitigate foreign exchange risk. Also, how could one measure a business's exposure to ...
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Forward swap rate calculation from the market

Following my question Swaption valuation across time using vcub where I wanted to know how to value a swaption across time using bloomberg's vcub, I remark that I have to calculate myself the ...
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relationship between notional amounts of volatility swaps and variance swaps

Taking volatility swap payoff as $$( \sigma_F - \sigma_S ) * volatility~notional $$ and Taking variance swap payoff as $$( \sigma_F^2 - \sigma_S^2 ) * variance~notional $$ I am trying to understand ...
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Basic question about swap/swap spreads

When I read up on swap spreads, the definition always goes something like this: The swap spread is the difference between the fixed leg of swap and a Treasury bond with the same maturity. So if the ...
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Real World pricing of a Constant Notional Cross Currency Swap

I have a question about Cross Currency (XCCY) Swap pricing in the real world. There are plenty of papers going nicely into detail, how XCCY Basis Swaps and XCCY Constant Notional Swaps work. Also ...
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When a bank enters a swap with a counterparty, when does it decide to use a OIS curve as its CSA Term, versus a counterparty specific “CSA Curve”?

What determines whether a swap should be discounted against a standard OIS curve VS a 'custom' CSA curve specific to the swap's counterparty? (such custom curves are marked as spreads to some base ...
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Multi-legged Swap pricing

can anyone guide me how to price a multi-legged swap and whether I need Monte Carlo / LMM based approach or if there is a closed form solution. Receive leg "Libor 3m +1%" Payment leg If Libor is ...
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Macaulay Duration Calculation on LIBOR/Swap term structures

I'm a bit confused as to how to use the Macaulay Duration Calculation method to calculate the duration of a swap in which the rates for both paying and fixed change every six months (LIBOR/Swap Term ...
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S. Bossu's Correlation Swaps Model

I am reading Sebastien Bossu's "A new Approach For Modelling and Pricing Correlation Swaps" (link). I am recalling some of the definitions from the paper and would like to understand how to prove one ...
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How can we value NPV for a standard FX Swap?

hope you are all well! Was just wondering how we can value the NPV on the value date for a FX swap - i'm sure it's by evaluating the interest rate payable/receivable from the trade date until the ...
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What is the intuitive explanation for the spot risk in an FX swap?

I am familiar with FX swap and the basis/IR risk they carry. However, know that they have a very small spot risk component which arises from the present value of future cash flows different from the ...
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USD OIS curve. Why is the the bid bigger than the ask for maturities > 7 years?

I was wondering why the bid is larger than the ask for maturities bigger than or equal to 7 years? If i export the screen to Excel i can see how the bid and ask swap rates are calculated. For the ...
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Concentration risk in Rates

What are some good ways to assess the concentration risk for a rates curve or by currency when volumes traded by instrument are not easily available? For ex, if for some currencies, the PV01 at ...
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IMM Swaps - Accrual & Fixing Schedule

I am wondering how accrual periods & reset dates on Quarterly-IMM swaps are different to normal swaps (in terms of conventions). For example: Normal Swap: ...
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Derivation of VIX Formula

I've read a lot of derivations about VIX formula. I can say it is -adjusted- fair strike of variance swap. But I can't see how it goes from variance swap rate to VIX formula. In particular I can't see ...
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Port a model dependent swaption sensitivity to a new model

I have a short rate model in which I have (among others) the following metric (for leverages) for a swaption : $$L = \frac{\frac{\partial}{\partial r}V_0^{\textrm{Swaption}}}{\frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Valuing an interest rate swap using a par swaps curve?

I've worked through this problem already and was hoping for some feedback on my approach. The problem description is: You have a notional amount of 100 million paying fixed coupons of 8% annually for ...
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PCA for Risk bucketing

I'm working on a project to justify the use the certain tenors (2y, 5y, 10y, 30y) for risk bucketing. I'm a little stuck after calculating the principal components. Just to describe my approach- a) ...
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How to interpret DV01 in terms of PCA equivalent?

I have computed the PCs for daily changes in the UST yield curve over the last 5 years using the covariance matrix and can explain 94% of the variance using the first two components, which is good ...
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bootstrapping bloomberg

Does anyone know the zero rate here at -0.23022 is derived? I have tried (1+0.0056*0.503)*(1+-0.00232*0.086)=(1+?^(1/0.589). Solving for ? gives me -0.002344. I have tried simple and compounded ...
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Commodity Asian Swaps

I'm trying to find info about asian swaps on oil/energy products and about their pricing methods. However, all I could find are on asian options. Would be glad if you can provide me with some ...
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CNY IRS Fixed Vs 3 Month SHIBOR. Can any one please confirm the curve practices ?

AM trying to match CNY Swap Curve with Bloomberg. Yields unto 9 months can be converted to dfs using 1/(1+rt), where t = Actual Number of Days / 360. One year and boot strapping method was used with ...
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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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Pricing Uneven FX Swaps

I'm trying to figure out how to price uneven FX swaps. I just started on a FX trading desk and have been told that the all-in rate for a 2-legged FX swap is equal to: 1) Quote for market side of net ...
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Convert Short rate from HW simulation into Swap rates

I am trying to price an exotic option that requires me to simulate 10 yr swap rates. I have calibrated a 1 factor HW model to swaption prices. However, my understanding is that the HW model describes ...
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Spot/Next and Tom/Next FX forward swaps

could somebody please tell me what is the main difference between Spot/Next and Tom/Next FX forward swaps? I know that both are used to roll spot FX position settlement to 1 day forward but I really ...
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heding bond risk with swap

How would a bond trader hedge his/her interest rate risk? A nature way is to hedge it with interest rate swap. Is this a choice in practice ? is their any risks associating with this hedging strategy. ...
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USD Swap day convention (IMM) Feb 19

Quick question about something that I am not clear about February 19 IMM date is 20th of February, if I want to find the fixing day for that date I would be looking at February 18th, in the US Feb ...
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For a fixed-fixed cross currency swap, can I use a curve with two floating legs to discount the cash flows?

I'm doing a USD to INR fixed-to-fixed cross currency swap. The default curve has a fixed and a floating rate. However, the curve that I'm looking to use has floating rates on both legs. Would this ...
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Why is the SOFR par coupon rate trading higher than Fed funds?

SOFR is a 'secured rate' while the latter is not. Therefore, I would assume a 1y SOFR swap to trade at a lower par rate than a 1y fed funds overnight index swap. Any insights would be greatly ...
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Calculating PnL on Swap Spread Trade

Say I am a long a 10Y US govt. bond and short (i.e., pay fixed) a 10Y US IRS. The swap spread moves, for example, from -0.25 to -0.3. What do I need to calculate P&L (approximately)? Are such ...
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Calculating Fx Swap from Cross Currency Swap

I am trying to calculate Fx Swap points of a currency pair from the corresponding Cross Currency Swap rate on the same maturity. I.e if I know that my USD/TRY 5Y rate is 16% and my USD/TRY spot rate ...
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Turning an amortising swaption into a normal swaption

Is there a way to enter a trading strategy in which the notional of the cashflows of an amortising swaption become all the same? For example, imagine the notional for the first four cashflows of an ...
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On the buyside, when people quote a 'price' for a plain vanilla interest rate swap, does it include accrued interest?

The valuation date falls in between coupon payment days on the swap, does the 'price' of a swap understood to include the accrued interest (interest from the previous payment date to the valuation ...
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VarSwap PnL formula

I came across this formula for the varswap PNL: let $r_i$ be the log return over $[t_i,t_{i+1}]$ and suppose we risk manage the VS at a fixed implied volatility sigma, the PnL of (the payoff) over ...
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Vol swaps Vol of vol

I an quite unfamiliar with those products and would like to understand why they require a vol of vol model for pricing. The variance swap is replicated (assuming no cash dividends) with a delta hedged ...
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Collateralized / uncollateralized swap

Is a fully collateralized interest rate swap considered free of counterparty credit risk? Or close to risk free? Therefore discounted by the rate that best proxies the risk-free rate (which is the OIS-...
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Value at Risk for a plain vanilla interest rate swap

Hello I have question regarding the computations of the Value at Risk for a plain vanilla interest rate swap (i.e. same currency and fixed-for-floating). I have a data set consisting of the Swap ...
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What are advantages of expressing swaps this way?

On page 420 of Bailey's "The Economics of Financial Markets" textbook there is an example: "For example, suppose that [in a plain vanilla interest rate swap] the company agrees to pay 9.25 per cent ...
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ISDA Convention for definition of IRS maturities

Could someone indicate me what is the ISDA convention for IRS maturity dates ? I mean, when two counterparties enter in a new IRS, is the maturity date to be defined in the contract totally free (ex: ...
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Hedging with variance swaps: how to calculate the notional

Returns on an asset are negatively correlated with own variance, and I would like to set up a hedge with a variance swap (no options are traded). I need to decide on the notional of the swap: any ...