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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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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Does a 100mio 10y swap have the same dv01 when rates are at 1% and 10%?

If not how come, whats the right way to look at it and have a quick rule of thumb to work out what dv01 is 100mio 10yr? Thanks!
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Quantlib : How does interpolation technique in zero curve improve the valuation of interest rate swaps?

I am working on building zero curve using interpolation = ql.Linear(). I know that this method is very popular to build short and long end curve. But am wondering if there is any another way of ...
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discounting currency swap

I need help with a currency swap problem: Remaining life: 15 months. Exchanging interest at 10% on £20 million in Sterlings for interest 6% on $30 million in Dollars. If swap were negotiated today, ...
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Are forward rates for an IRS computed between reset dates or between start dates?

In order to price the floating leg of an IRS I am computing forward rates for future coupons, but I'm not sure whether I have to compute such rates between reset dates or between start dates. My ...
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Inflation Indexed Caplet/Floorlet

Can someone explain what is it with $\psi_{i}$ (year fraction in $[T_{i-1},T_{i}]$). The formula in Mercurio (2006) as is follows: $N\psi_{i}P_{n}(t,T_{i})\mathbb{E}_{n}^{T_{i}}\left[\left(\omega\...
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Python Quantlib : How to value the Non Deliverable currency Interest Rate Swaps?

I followed all the procedure in Quantlib to process interest rate swap valuation through Python Quantlib. I valued more than a million records. All the valuation is almost the expected amount. But '...
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Duration of forward starting swap

For a spot starting interest rate swap, the duration is calculated as the duration of the fixed rate leg less the duration of the floating leg. Each of these calculations is akin to calculating the ...
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Tenor bucketing for swap interest rates?

in the place I work I've noticed that for asset class Interest Rate Swaps, tenor bucketing takes place. Example as follow: IRS with maturity 2 month being bucketed into a "3 month tenor bucket" Page ...
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Pricing of Fx Swap and Fx Forward in excel

How to do pricing of FX Swaps and Fx Forward in excel can anyone show the same which will match the bloomberg.I am calculating by adding or subtracting the fx fwd points in fx spot rate to arrive at ...
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Volatility Swap Variance swap [closed]

Why do two different products trades as vol swap and var swap. Are these products not inter-convertible? I know Var swap has convexity and vol swap does not have but i don not understand how it helps ...
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Hull-White Calibration /Hypothetical Cap Pricing

I have a question regarding calibrating Hull-White (Extended Vasicek) Model to bond data. As you know, and stated in Mercurio (2005), zero coupon bond price in the Hull and White (1994); $P(t,T)=A(t,...
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Looking for a Paper: RBS Guide to Inflation-Linked Products

I wonder if any of you have an access to "The Royal Bank of Scotland (2003) Guide to Inflation-Linked Products. Risk." paper. It was in the bibliography of Mercurio's "Pricing Inflation Indexed ...
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Total Return Swap valuation: Accrual vs Projected methods

For TRS contracts on equity or bond underlying the use of projected valuation method is desirable for contracts that lack bilateral early termination clause. As they are "non-breakable," allegedly the ...
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Eonia swap calculation of floating rate

I'm new to swaps, I've a question about how to calculate the floating rate of an EONIA Swap from market quotation, so that we can keep an eye on the evaluation of our contract Market Value, DV01, etc.....
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Bloomberg SWPM Zero Rate Curve Conventions

Referencing : Bloomberg SWPM: Day count to calculate discount factor for US0003M Hi, I have a hard time reproducing the conversions between Discount factors and zero rates for an XCCY Swap I have ...
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Question regarding fitting Euribor curve using different basis quotes using Quantlib Python

I am trying to fit a EUR curve based on the following instruments:- EONIA quotes 1m vs 6m basis quotes 3m (outright) quotes 6m (outright) quotes 6m vs 12m quotes (1) , (3) & (4) are simply ...
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Variance Swaps for IR products

Just a question here. I am aware that variance swaps for equity products are quite common in the market. However, will anyone be familiar with variance swaps on swap rates in the market? Are they ...
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Why is it desirable to receive fixed on a zero coupon swap, and undesirable to pay fixed on a zero coupon swap?

In most established rates markets, swaps are discounted using risk-free reference rates, such as Sonia in the GBP market and Eonia in the EUR market, as opposed to Libor. Because of the way zero-...
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Swaps curve building with Deposit, FRAs & Swaps

I'm new to curve building with Deposit, FRAs & Swaps, I understand the process the main struggle I've is with day conventions and swap delays,cash delays, pay delays ... it's hard to find a book ...
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Understanding Mechanics and Specifics of Cross-Currency Basis Swap

I am looking at a Bloomberg Ticker for the JPY-USD Basis Swap (JYBS5 BGN Curncy). This is a 5yr term, settling on Dec 05 2019 and maturing on Dec 05 2024. The last price is -41. Several questions I ...

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