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### Curve steepner and convexity

Can someone please explain why a curve steepener trade has a negative convexity? And are the gains from the steepness of the curve offset by the negative convexity?
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I would like to price a spreadlock forward swap and a spreadlock swaption but I don't find in the web any research article. Would you please provide me with some freely accessible papers on the web ? ...
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### basic difference between interest rate models

I am reading up on interest rate models, but currently confused about difference in the two types of models: no arb models like ho-lee, vasicek etc. others like nelson siegel, pca models etc. While ...
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### Discount Factors to Zero Rates

I have obtained a Ibor-6Months curve using bootstrapping techniques. For the short-term of the curve I used spot, for the middle-term FRAs and for the long-term IRS. The curve that I have obtained is ...
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### Duration: Parallel shift in yield curve assumption

General Intro I'm trying to really understand the assumptions of dollar duration for a portfolio of bonds. In particular I don't fully understand that the assumption that there are parallel shifts ...
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### Dual Curve Bootstrapping - When to OIS discount?

I am a new quant and I am trying to understand some of the specifics of dual curve bootstrapping. For concreteness, suppose I want to build a Libor forward curve. From what I understand OIS ...
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### How is the integral relationship between current yield curve and forward yield curve derived?

$$y(\tau) = \frac{1}{\tau} \int_{0}^{\tau} du \Big(f(u)\Big)$$ As far as I understand the forward rate is the future rate based on the expectation hypothesis. But it is unclear how many years into the ...
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### Custom Frequency termstrc Package

Termstrc package in R by default uses yearly coupon frequencies. Dataset i am working with is semi-yearly coupon bonds. Here are the variables it takes into the model ...
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### Relative order of curve for coupons for Upward Sloping Yield

Why would the forward curve be above zero and coupon bond yield be at the bottom for a sloping up yield curve.
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### Corporate Bond Yield Curve

I am an intern in a mutual fund and they have asked me to create in house yield curve for different type bonds in their portfolio I need to know on what basis are different yield curves made. For ...
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### Construction of synthetic deposits

I'm looking at the paper "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Multiple Interest Rate Curve Bootstrapping But Were Afraid To Ask". It describes how to construct synthetic deposits in order get a ...
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### Why we should specify the evaluation date when using Quantlib yield curve? And why updating the evaluation Date is time consuming

I was runing some tests using the yield curve structure in quantlib mainly: PiecewiseYieldCurve It seems that I have to fix the evaluation date using such a line : Settings::instance().evaluationDate(...
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I have a problem in understanding following strategies: bullish flattening trades bearish flattening trades bullish steepening trades bearish flattening trades Can anyone give me an explanation ...
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### Principal component analysis for yield curve

I have Treasury yield data across 11 maturities for past 1 year. I have used a code in MATLAB for PCA on change in yield curve. Now, I have covariance matrix of daily/monthly yield curve changes, ...
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### Build a swap curve / Swap Hedging

I’m going through the exercise of building a swap curve. I understand I need libor rates for the short-end, futures for the medium-end, and swap rates for the long-end. Should I be using bid, mid, ...
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### Spot period considerations in yield curves

Textbook explanations of yield curve modelling discuss bootstrapping or other methods. If we take sovereign bonds for deriving the curve, we would get price data from a market data provider like ...
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### Intuitive explanation of geometric mean

Suppose that the 10 Year Treasury Yield Rate varies every trading day during the year X1 (which in practice is accurate) what is the intuitive explanation behind calculating the geometric mean using ...
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### Deriving the Forward Rate Formula from the Expectation Hypothesis

The Expectation Hypothesis (EH) states that the current spot yield for any of the maturities is the geometric average of current and future short rates. \Big(1 + y(t=0, m=\mu) \Big)^{\mu} = \prod_{t=...
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### How do traders determine when points in a yield curve are at 'fair value'?

While on my last day on an internship last summer, I heard on the morning call a UK rates trader say something along the lines of: "Most of the curve is at fair value at the moment, so nothing ...
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### Simulation curves; PRIIPS category 3

Once the yield matrix has been computed, the eigenvectors must be calculated to project the yield matrix on the 3 main dimensions. Tehen is wasted to calculate the yield matrix to be used for the ...
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### Principal Component Analysis of yield curve change

Following pictures are the Principal Component Analysis for the yield curve change from https://www.coursera.org/learn/interest-rate-models/lecture/ZHMM6/principal-...
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### How are short rate models used to construct the whole of the yield curve? [closed]

There are a number of short rate models that give $r(t)$. How can those be used to construct the whole of the yield curve $y(t,T)$ (where $y(t, 0) = r(t)$)?
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### Do we use the Nelson-Siegel model to calculate the yield curve?

Suppose we are to plot a yield curve for a list of bonds. Do we use the Nelson-Siegel fitted yield curve since that's with the case for zero coupon bonds? Or do we in fact use bonds with different ...
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### Yield curve interpolation

I'm trying to build a zero/spot curve and have two pieces of information. 1yr zero coupon swap = 1% 3yr zero coupon swap = 3% My initial guess was to linearly interpolate which produces a linear ...
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### Discount Curve Vs Forward Curve

This could be a trivial question, but would I like to clear the concepts. Our firm started sourcing the Murex Trades which has all the variety of Derivative products. I noticed that the Curve ...
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### Is the “swap curve” synonymous with the “yield curve”?

Looking at the swap curve construction here: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/wp00-17.pdf it seems to be constructed in an identical fashion as the yield curve as described here:...
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### Interest rate curve in option pricing

When pricing an equity option we calculate risk-free rate by interpolating one of the curves below for time-to-maturity T. What is the difference between the following curves and in what case each is ...
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### Decreasing Forward FX rate curve

i've constructed a Forward FX curve using the formula: $F= Spot \frac{(1+I_b*n/N)}{(1+I_c*n/N)}$ when i get these Forward rates for 1 month, 3, 6 till 1 year i got a decreasing forward Fx Curve How ...
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### How are LIBOR rates beyond 12M arrived at? [closed]

I understand LIBOR rates quoted on a daily basis upto 12 M tenors. But how are rates beyond 12M tenor estimated. I got this question from an interviewer.
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### Libor futures rolling adjustment & curve building

Can futures rolling affect curve constructing? Let's say that i'm using future 1 and 2 to construct the short end of my curve. As i understand it, rolling will create volatility (as volumes spike), ...
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### Interest rate risk using copulas

In order to simulate an interest rate yield curve, can I just estimate a covariance matrix of historical key rate data, simulate with a normal copula, spline my simulated key rates, then price my ...
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### Yield curve: Turn of year effect jump calculation

I'm trying to get the values for the turn of year jumps that can be found at section 4.8 of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Multiple Interest Rate Curve Bootstrapping But Were Afraid To ...
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### What curve are you shifting when you calculate DV01 for a swap?

I understand that a general swap has 4 curves attached to it: the flat forecast curve associated with the fixed leg, the forecast curve associated with the floating leg, the fixed leg discount curve ...
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### Is there really a negative roll yield for futures in contango?

I am trying to wrap my head around how ETFs that track futures work (whether its USO tracking WTI futures or VXX tracking VIX futures). I have read online about how for normal contango environments, ...
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### Difference between a 3-months UK nominal spot rate and a 3-months UK treasury bill discount rate?

I am trying to collect data I could use for calibration of a short-rate modeling process, so I need data which represents the historical short-rates. On the Bank of England webpage I came across the ...
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### Why should central bank intervention cause inverted yield curve to be less effective as a recession signal?

Pimco's new CIO Dan Ivascyn believes that the inverted yield curve has become less effective as a signal of impending recession. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-22/pimco-s-ivascyn-...
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### Discretizing the conditional variance in the Arbitrage Free Dynamic Nelson Siegel model

for my thesis I am trying to fit the correlated factor arbitrage free dynamic Nelson Siegel model to yield data. I use the Kalman filter to model this but since the model is in continuous time, I need ...
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### Equations for multicurve calibration with OIS discounting

I am trying to calibrate my forecast and discount curves using the multi-curve approach with OIS discounting. To do so, I have a implemented multivariate Newton-Raphson root finder. I am finding a bit ...
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For the valuation of a bond, is the bid ask spread somehow reflected in the yield curve? Considering zero coupon bond, one would expect to have an bid price and ask price and therefore if I am ...
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### Does the YTM for a zero coupon treasury equal the treasury yield curve value for it's maturity?

The title is my question. I think the answer is yes, but I am unsure about it.
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### Fitting the Term structure of Discount Bonds with Ho-Lee

I was now reading a book on interest rate modelling, and I am having trouble picturing the practical issues of model calibration with the Ho-Lee model. Apparently, one of the drawbacks of this model ...
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### Pricing zero coupon bonds on a yield curve

I'm getting confused about how I should price the current price of a zero coupon bond when there are several yields to choose from. For instance, lets say that there is an upward sloping yield curve. ...
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### Applications of PCA to yield curve analysis

One of the applications of Principal Component Analysis in Finance is to analyse the shape of the yield curve. But what conclusions can be drawn exactly from performing this exercise? Does it help us ...