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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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Understanding the volatility of Forward Swap rate under LMM

I was looking at a paper by Hull available in http://janroman.dhis.org/finance/LIBOR%20Market%20Models/libormktmodel2.pdf In the section #3, he defined a forward swap with reset dates $t_n, t_{n+1}, .....
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Swap curve is unsmooth at front end with naive interpolation

I am looking at swap curve building at front end and find it difficult to get a smooth forward curve with a fast generic algorithm. For example, EUR 6m curve has 6m deposit, and then a series of FRAs (...
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Mismatch of periods with numeraire compared to the forward rates

In Joshi's The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance Page 323--324 I believe that there may be a mismatch of periods with forward rates: Consider time partition $t_{0} < ... < t_{n}$ ...
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Bootstrapping Swap Curve

I am trying to get the zero rates from the swap curve for chilean pesos (vs Camara). I tried this code (from a previuos question similar to mine from other person) and I am very close to get the ...
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Comparative advantage for swaps

I’ve got the following problem to solve: The solution proposed by the textbook uses comparative advantage and says that A has comparative advantage in the fixed-rate market while B has comparative ...
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Why does an interest rate derivative being in- or out-of-the-money influence the optionality of a multi-currency CSA?

Background Consider a derivative contract with multiple cash CSAs, with the ability of the counterparty posting the collateral to switch to the cheapest-to-deliver (CTD) CSA. Of the possible paths of ...
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Cross Currency Swap Attribution

Can you please recommend a paper/book that discusses the attribution of the mark to market of a cross currency swap (rates, basis, fx, etc.)?
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Transactions with opposite directions in the future. Which is the best solution?

Given a currency pair and two future dates, I have to exchange the same amount of money but with different directions on these dates (example: my company works in € and I have to pay 1000\$ in one ...
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IFRS9 hedge accounting - fx risk hedge with Cross currency swap with notional reset

My understanding is that notional resetable cross currency swaps (MTM CCS) are very common amoung interbank markets, and MTM CCS are often used to hedge fx exposure. However, the notional resettable ...
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How to implement the Gaussian one factor model for Short rate

I am struggling to understand how I should use the Gaussian one factor model for short rate for valuation of a Swaption. Below is my ...
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Option on Currency Swaps

Typically when I talk about the Swaption contract, we basically fix the Currency and let the Interest rate as the key risk factor. And there are many valuation ...
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Valuation of Variance Swap

Let say I have a Variance Swap contract which is based on daily closing prices (not the continuous variance calculation) and will last between the day interval $T_1$...
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Is there some sort of index of products, their description, and pricing?

I'm imagining some sort of site where you can look up all sorts of products that are traded (swaps, bonds, options, and all the variations that they exist in), and then the site gives an extremely ...
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Why is the economic exposure in a hedge using govi futures so different between cash and derivative?

I have a question regarding swap spread trade. Let's assume I would like to bet on a swap spread widening. For this I could put a payer swap and going long the same maturity cash bond $DV01$ matched. ...
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Proper way to calculate spread between bonds and Swap

In the place I work they are calculating the spread between bonds and swaps as follow... Bonds vs Swap spread = (Swap bid-ask spread) / (Bonds bid-ask spread) Is this the "right" way to ...
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Hedging guaranteed liabilities for a pension fund

I'm trying to understand what we mean by linear and non-linear guaranteed liabilities for pension fund ? Often this exposures are hedged by Interest rates derivatives swaps and swaptions which I can ...
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PV of the Floating Side of an “Overnight Index Swap” (at the fixing Date)

I have a mathematical / theoretical question regarding the PV of an Overnight Index Swap (Floating Side) at the time of fixing. Starting from this question: How to compute Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ...
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Interest rate swap performance attribution

I have learned some attribution models such as Campisi. It decomposes the return of bond into treasury return, spread return, and coupon return. It works like: $$r = y\times dt - D \times dy_\text{...
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where I can get rates for OIS overnight Indexed Swap of various maturities? [duplicate]

do you know where I can get rates for OIS overnight Indexed Swap of various maturities? Thanks for your attention!
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Why Bloomberg USD swap curve (YCSW0023 Index) changes last month?? and why put a Financial commodity future into this curve?

The Bloomberg USD swap curve (YCSW0023 Index) had changed and bloomberg put a Financial commodity future. Why changes? What the factor make this changes? Why bloomberg put into a financial commodity ...
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Swap curve construction

I am new to this area so my question might be basic to many but please answer. For valuing interest rate swaps how will we define which curve to take, like sometimes we use usd 3m curve, or usd 3mv 6m ...
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Cross Currency Swap — Unobservable bid/ask

So in the place I work, one of the traders is dealing with a cross-currency swap within a country that has really no market for that kind of product. He wants to estimate a theoretical bid/ask, and ...
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OIS fixed rate compunding criteria

I have the following doubt: How should the OIS fixed rate be considered in computing principal+interests at the maturity of the swap? I mean, if i.e. the swap lasts 4 day (without w.e. in the middle), ...
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Inequality involving Co-Terminal/Co-Initial American vs Bermudan Swaptions

Let us consider a payment schedule $\mathcal{P}:=\{t_1,\dots,t_n\}$ which has a corresponding fixing schedule $\mathcal{F}:=\{t_0,\dots,t_{n-1}\}$. We have a series of co-terminal and co-initial swaps ...
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Market pricing of forward US Treasury rates

What instrument(s) are used for forward pricing of US Treasuries? I know that Eurodollar futures are used for the market pricing of Libor in the future, but treasury futures only have contracts 3 ...
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How to find OIS discounting factors from OIS swap rates. Please explain with example

Suppose I have the following OIS Swap rates: 1 year OIS Swap: 0.36% 2 year OIS Swap: 0.37% 3 year OIS Swap: 0.38% 4 year OIS Swap: 0.40% From these, how do I get the OIS Discounting factors for ...
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What are the margin set up or requirements in commodity swap?

Are there any margin requirements on a commodity swap ? Say it is a swap for a period of 5 years where in the actual commodity is exchanged, how does a party accepting the commodity insure against the ...
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Vega hedging swaption with caplets - precisely, what will go wrong?

I am trying to form a kind of unified perspective of how (vega) hedging an exotic with vanillas, or hedging a 'basket option' with vanillas will go wrong. So in particular, I want to be able to ...
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Quantlib: convert par swap rates to zero rates back and forth

I built a zero-coupon curve out of a generic par swap rate curve (Step 1) and I am trying to recover the swap curve back from the zero-coupon curve (Step 2). Step 1 works but not Step 2. I get close ...
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Value a Swap with Custom Coupons with QuantLib

I'd like to valuate a custom Libor3M - Fix swap with QuantLib in Python. With custom I mean, custom starting/end/payment dates for every coupon, a fixed coupon in the float leg (starting_date < ...
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Valuating Custom Amortization Schedule Libor IRS with QuantLib

I got to bootstrap the OIS and Libor 3M swap curves, and now I'd like to valuate some simple Libor3M - Fix IRS with QuantLib (in python). My problem is that some of the instruments I have to valuate ...
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Switching between collateral currencies in a xccy swap

Suppose the following: A xccy.basis swap EUR for USD. Having obtained relevant discounting and forwarding curves in both currencies respectively (i.e. OIS, LIBOR, EURIBOR), and spot exchange rate FX(...
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Is the value of an Asset-Swap (Underlying + Swap) the same value as a floating-rate bond with the same issuer, maturity, etc.?

I am trying to evaluate the impact of switching an Asset-Swap Package (fixed bond + Swap) into a floating rate bond of the same issuer with the same notional and maturity. My intuition would tell me ...
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Python libraries for bloomberg?

I am very new with python, and I am used to work with bloomberg formulas for excel. I am starting to use a lot more python in my analysis, is there any library that performs same functions as bdp, bdh ...
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Interest Rate Swap Delta ladder, under OIS Discounting

I've been looking on some information when it comes to vanilla Interest Rate Swaps, and building delta ladders under a multicurve environment. IR Swaps - Curve sensitivity at maturity node, this ...
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When working with interest rate swaps, how many decimal places should be used for LIBOR rates, swap rates and discount factors?

When working with interest rate swaps (I'm building a calculation spreadsheet), how many decimal places should be used for displaying and working with LIBOR rates, swap rates and discount factors? My ...
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Call Probability of European callable IRS

When pricing a callable IRS (say only one call date) with a diffusion model (e.g. HW 1F) with a Montecarlo resolution, one can get the call probability on the call date versus maturing the date (which ...
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FX swap trade question

(a) today, say I did a fx swap trade: long PHP/USD spot and short 1m PHP/USD forward. Then if 1m PHP interest rate goes up, I should make money (meaning i locked in paying a lower 1m PHP interest rate ...
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Inflation swaps rate vs. Break-even rate

Can someone explain me the difference between zero coupon inflation swap rate and breakeven rate? For example, currently, US 10y zero coupon inflation swap rate is about 1.4%, while US breakeven 10y ...
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Par rates, zero rates and forward rates curves in swaps

I'm new to the concept of swaps, I'm having hard time understanding what each curve relationship with a swap derivative traded in the market. Can someone please explain this? Thank you.
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Hedging with interest rate derivatives

This might be a stupid or basic concept for some of you, I'm new to the concept of hedging with interest rate derivatives, I understand how to hedge an equity portfolio but i'm struggling with the ...
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Dual curve construction

I'm new to curve construction for swaps pricing concept and I am having hard time to understand dual curve construction and what difference it from single curve ? how do we construct it ? can someone ...
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Steepness of a curve?

Sorry if this question is simple, but in the place I work they want to implement a daily check to check the swap's curve steepness. What does this mean and why would this check be necessary?
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Why would a 15Y swap index=EUR3M and discount=OIS, show only a EUR3M-delta at 15Y

When computing the index-delta for a swap in a multi-curve framework, only the last cash tenor seem to show sensitivity. Could anyone explain with formulas why it is the case ? For example a 15Y swap ...
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How Can I determine Swap rate?

I should calculate a swap rate of IRS contract by knowing that the risk free rate is $r(0) = 0.5$ and the defaultable rate, $r_1$, evolves in discrete time following a 2 period multiplicative binomial ...
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Let $L$ denote the three-month US dollar LIBOR rate and an interest rate swap arrangement where fixed rate is $L$ and floating rate is $24\% - 2L$

The following is a question taken from Heard on the Street. Let $L$ denote the three-month US dollar LIBOR rate. Consider an interest rate swap arrangement where Party A pays $L$ to Party B, and ...
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FX Swap P&L question

I am currently trying to compute the P&L of a FX swap and to understand it's implications. Let's say when we sell 1M EUR spot eur/usd at 1.08 and at the same time buy a one month month forward ...
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swap discrete market model

Let be $M = (S_0,E,\Phi)$ a market where the risk-free rate is $r = 0$ and the Euribor $E$ evolves (annually) in discrete time following a three-period binomial model. Assume that $E_0 = 0.031$, the ...
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Day-count conventions for the floating leg of an asset swap

Which is the day-count convention in order to compute the floating leg of an asset swap? I don't know if it is: Act/360, Act/365, 30/360 or 30/365.
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Can you calculate modified duration for swaps?

I know how to calculate them for bonds. But it came to my mind this. In bonds, Macaulay duration technically is a weighted average of coupon payments. But can it be somehow calculated for swaps? Or ...

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