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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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“At-the-money Implied as a Robust Approximation of the Volatility Swap Rate.” [closed]

Does anyone know where to get this paper? Carr, Peter and R. Lee, January 2004, "At-the-money Implied as a Robust Approximation of the Volatility Swap Rate." On google scholar the paper appears to ...
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Swaption Trading

In most Banks, the Traders are provided with ATM Implied vols across different Swaption Expiry's and different Underlying Swap Maturities.(The ATM Implied Vol Cube) If the trader wants to trade an ...
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Roll Convention for 7D Index

Any specific Roll Convention that I should use for Indexes with 7D tenor like CNY-CNREPOFIX=CFXS-Reuters or USD-SIFMA Municipal Swap Index ? What will be the Calculation Period Frequency or the ...
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Why is the overnight index swaps considered risk-free?

What I have understood is that the overnight index swap is bootstrapped to discount rates/zero rates that in their turn are considered risk free. The reason being, that the reference rate of such swap ...
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How to get swap reporting data from repositories ICE and CME?

Bloomberg and DTCC both release swap reporting data in form of downloadable files which can be analyzed later on. I have been looking for the same on ICE and CME sites, but couldn't find. How can I ...
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Interest Rate Swap DV01

thank you in advance anyways! I do have a question that drives me mad. How do i calculate the Swap DV01 for a Interest Rate Swap? I think for a bond i multiply the discounted cashflows times the ...
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Using quantlib to price swaps with different payment and calculation resets for floating leg

I understand the VanillaSwap object assumes that payment and calculation resets are the same, so is there any way we could use quantlib to price a swap with different reset and calculation frequencies?...
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Why do FX Swaps have Interest Rate Risk?

I know that FX Swaps have FX Risk, but why do FX Swaps have Interest Rate Risk as well? Need some guidance on this.
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Compute I-spread from ASW-spread (or vice versa)

The I-spread ("mid swap spread" or yield-yield spread) is a standlone measure of credit risk, a security against matched maturity vanilla swap rate. Consider a package in which the investor receives ...
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LMM & multiple curves

I was reading through a paper that attempted to present a theoretical explanation for the divergence in value of different LIBOR tenors (and thus for the use of different curves for different tenors). ...
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Determining discount factors for non-standard maturities

Let's say we'd like to find a par rate for a 1 month forward starting 20-year interest rate swap. In this case, we'd need to discount cash flows for the payment periods shifted +1 month from standard ...
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Swaptions to calculate swap exposure for CVA

I am looking at using the swaption method to calculate the EPE and ENE on a swap over its life, to use in CVA/DVA calculations. I have a number of questions, how well does this method work in ...
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Comparing Hedging Strategies

Say I am an American issuer, and I've issued some bond denominated in CAD. I've hedged the coupon by entering into an FX USD/CAD fixed for floating swap and I receive the fixed leg and pay floating, ...
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Swaption pricing

I am trying to understand the pricing of various types of swaptions. Suppose I have a swap that starts in 3 months time. How would I go about pricing a swaption on this swap in the following cases: ...
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What is the difference between OIS Swap vs Basis Swap?

What is the use of OIS Swap Curve vs. Basis Swap Curve?
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Constructing Swap Curve from LIBOR

Say I'm considering a long maturity fixed rate swap, for instance 20 years paid semi annually. Now I want to find the fixed rate for this hypothetical swap. I understand that this fixed rate is going ...
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Cross Currency Swap pricing

I have seen two methods for calculating the value of a xccy swap - 1) Convert the future foreign payments to the base currency using forward FX rates, net with the base currency payments and ...
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Roll convention applied to weekend swap maturity date

Suppose a swap is booked with maturity on June 19, 2016 (which is a Sunday). Accruals are adjusted according to the modified following roll convention and follow U.S. holidays. For the last cashflow ...
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Why would one prefer variance swaps over other instruments?

I understand that an investor who has a view on an underlying's variance would be tempted by a variance swap. But why would one prefer such a contract over another instrument whose value is based on ...
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Why is a variance swap long skew?

I can appreciate the mathematical derivation, but can anyone explain this in a more intuitive sense? I often come across the mistaken belief that due to the replicating portfolio being long more ...
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How to calculate this swap rate

What is the 2x5 swap rate? here 2x5 swap rate refers to the 3-year swap, 2 years forward.
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How to build a cross currency swap pricer?

We're looking to build a pricer to convert a funding spread in a given currency over a specific funding basis e.g. 20 bps EUR 3m€ and convert it to a funding spread to a different currency with a ...
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Estimate the risk of swaptions

I would like to model OTM Swaptions. I can use some implementation of the Bachelier model (not B76 due to negative rates) and implied volatilities from Bloomberg. For 10Y X 10Y (10 years option ...
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Factor sensitivities for EURUSD swap

Trying to understand various risk factors for a EURUSD swap. While I understand why a EURUSD swap would have USD LIBOR, EURIBOR, EURUSD currency as risk factors, why is it that it would also have EUR ...
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How to run swapbyzero matlab function in a loop [closed]

I made a for loop in Matlab in which I price a swap by using the swapbyzero function. The swapbyzero function requires a rates structure created by using the intenvset function from matlab. The ...
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How to work out the forward outright price from the bid/ask quotes?

I'm facing this problem: Spot AUD/USD is quoted at 0.7634/39; six-months swaps are 112.1/111.1; at what forward outright rate can a price taker sell USD value spot/6 months? On the spot side, ...
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Pricing a Vanilla swap between coupons; What rates to use?

Vanilla Swap question. Entered into a 5Y fixed for floating HUF swap. Fixed is annual coupons, Float is semi-annual coupons. 1 month later I want to price it. I set up my future values for Fixed ...
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Swap prices (preferably based on 3 month LIBOR)?

Where can I find a listing of forward swap rates based on libor. E.g. pricing on a swap of rates floating over 30 day libor for 3 year fixed, one year from now?
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Static and Dynamic Hedging of Vol/Var Swaps

Why can a variance swap be perfectly statically hedged whereas a volatility swap requires dynamic hedging? Possible reference request to the corresponding literature.
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Does a 1Y swap depend on zero curve beyond the 1Y point?

When using market swap rates to calibrate a discount curve, it seems that the PV of a 1Y swap depends on the zero curve at points beyond the 1Y mark. For example, a USD 1Y swap with trade date today (...
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Pricing of swaps

I have a (hopefully) elementary question about forex swaps. Most feeds will have a near and a far leg (or more legs for more exotic swaps). I appreciate that "buying the swap" involves locking in ...
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ACT/360 day convention in swap pricing

The floating leg of a USD swap has present value $$ PV = \sum_{i=1}^N \delta_i f_i p^d(t_i) $$ where the $\{t_i\}$ are the floating leg payment dates, $\delta_i$ is the accrual fraction between $t_{...
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What is a Constant Maturity Swap (CMS) rate?

I have been searching in books and on the internet for a basic definition and explanation of CMS rates, but I cannot find anything clear and simple. Can you explain (maybe with an example) what a CMS ...
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Deltas and CC Basis Swaps

How do I calculate the dollar impact of basis change for a portfolio of cross currency basis swaps which hedged loans/bonds? I am thinking it might have something to do with delta and tenors but I ...
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By swap valuation, is accrued interest calculated?

If I treat the 2 legs as bonds, and I want to calculate the present value somewhere between 2 payment date, should I calculate accrued interest?
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Swap rate calculation if reference rate differs from risk free rates

I want to find a swap rate, for an IRS where the floating is Libor+x bp where x is a constant. I have a risk free curve which is not the libor curve. I also have the libor rates. How can I calculate ...
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Is the value of fixed swap leg independent of X, where the Floating Rate is say, LIBOR minus X%?

In my texts of swap valuation, the fixed leg is decided by calculating the following equation, say for a swap agreement where: Fixed Leg : $s(1)=s(t)$ Floating Leg : 1 year LIBOR - 25bps Term = 2 ...
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Equivalency of FX forwards and FX fixed for fixed swaps? Are they still the same under multiple curves environment?

I am encountering two approaches for valuation of FX swaps (fixed for fixed, e.g. fixed USD payments for fixed EUR payments) which seem to result into different values although in theory they should ...
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decompose correlation swap pnl

For a Variance swap we can split the pnl into a realized part and a "forward going" part. To be more precise: Assume we enter the trade at t0, and the variance swap has tenor T and a strike $Kvar$. ...
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Dual discounted forward curve

I was wondering how to calculate the forward rates based on OIS discounting for the half year terms. I know how to do this for the full year terms -> just making sure that the two legs are equal to ...
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Pricing homogeneous Basket Default Swap

Consider a basket with $K=10$ names. Default times of the names, $\tau_k$, are i.i.d. random variables with distribution $P(\tau_k \leq t) = 1 - e^{-\lambda t}$. Suppose that each name in the basket ...
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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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What is mathematically rigorous way to estimate floating swap cash flow in the future?

In vanilla swap, the FL payments is fixed on one date and paid on the next reset date. So the next payment is known. However, the payment after that is not known. What would be the best estimate of ...
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If floating leg in an arrears swap is paid on the date then valuing them is like predicting future

From what I am reading arrears swap are paid on the same day(actually, +2 business days for JPY and USD) as the reset date. To me then, a week before the reset date the floating rate is not known. ...
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Why does the valuation of the floating leg of a swap only use the next payment?

At time $t=0$, swap has zero cost. In fact, both parties may have valued the swap differently based on their zero swap curve-but somehow they agreed. Once a swap is agreed upon it cannot be dissolved ...
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Why is convexity adjustment applied to swap price for a nonstandard swap, in simple terms?

Martinelli et al. show that when the 3-month Libor is replaced by the 3-month Libor forward rates (which are obtained from the spot zero-coupon yield) then the swap price depends only on zero-coupon ...
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Swap Rate vs Par Rate

If we calculate the par rate for n periods, why does the nth swap rate equal the par rate? A mathematical formulation would be helpful apart from an intuitive answer. Edit: Example:- A 2 year ...
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Something is wrong with my MtM calculation

I'm trying to value a super simple receiver swap immediately after the first swap settlement (1 year in). The given answer is -1.91 million to the floating rate payer, but I am not coming up with ...
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Quantlib bootstraping fails on 5y swap

I'm trying to build a euro swap curve with real up to date data. I should say that examples provided in github work fine. as soon as I add the 5y swap, I got the following error : ...
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CVA for an inflation linked swap

I am trying to value an inflation linked swap and wish to calculate the associated CVA and DVA. I think the best way to approach this would be via a simulation. Suppose I wish to calculate CVA over ...