Questions tagged [yield-curve]

A yield curve is a plot of yields for various bonds (often government bonds) versus the bonds' maturities. We also often plot swap and other LIBOR rates to get the (related) swap curve.

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Interest Rate Swap valuation technique [closed]

This is a very basic question. I just want to understand why do we need zero rates and forward rates to value an IRS. Why can't we not use par rates( observable rates ) and use interpolation ...
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Python function to calculate forward rates

This is a question received in an interview: The exercise consists of writing a function that allows you to estimate the implied three-month forward curve. The inputs of this program should be: • The ...
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Regressing changes in yield/yield curve

If I'm regressing changes in individual points along a yield curve and measures of changes in level/slope/curvature of that yield curve against the returns of some random variable then do I want to ...
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A few questions on duration and convexity for floating-rate bonds (interpretation and formulae) [closed]

Update after the question was closed : the first 3 are simply T/F questions. I find them extremely focused. If you disagree, could you please elaborate on why? Questions 4 is also extremely focused: I ...
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QuantLib Python: how to calculate the npv of irregular cashflows?

I am trying to learn QuantLib for Python but I must say I am banging my head against the documentation (I also bought Ballabio's python cookbook) - maybe it's me, but even finding the most basic ...
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Hypothetical yield for a government perpetuity

I understand that with interpolation or bootstrapping one can determine spot rates given other spot rates, however how would you go about establishing what a hypothetical perpetual bond issued by, say,...
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How does the term premium of the 10y20y Treasury forward rate relate to the 30y rate?

I'm reading recent research on Treasuries and to paraphrase, it says that long term 10y20y Treasury forward rates now have a positive term premium over the long run nominal funds rate (neutral rate). ...
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Free swaps/swaptions data

I would like to play around a bit with some yield curve models. I am looking for a way to get a hold of free swaps/swaptions data. Obviously, the quality does not have to be super good, I am merely ...
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Construct the midsection of the yield curve from Eurodollar futures prices

As detailed in this section of the Wikipedia page on the Yield Curve, we can construct the yield curve from the money market as follows: The LIBOR rates give us the short end of the curve (t < 3m) ...
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How does one calculate carry-roll-down theoretically assuming expectations of short-term rates are realised

I am not asking for an explanation that is hugely quantitative, but rather one that is more intuitive. I am aware that there are different assumptions that one could take when it comes to carry-roll-...
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Calculate zero recovery discount curve from bond yields and cds prices?

Clarifying the below: Given the prices of bonds that are not trading in distress as yet (so yields are meaningful), and data on the CDS spreads, I’ve been looking for some approaches for estimating a ...
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Why does the coupon effect mean that higher yields do not necessarily mean that a bond is more attractive?

In Tuckman, it says "The fact that fairly priced bonds of the same maturity but different coupons have different yields-to-maturity is called the coupon effect. The implication of this effect is ...
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R Yield Curve: Nelson Siegel Fitting

I'm trying to fit a yield curve using Nelson Siegel through the R Yield Curve package. However, the Nelson.Siegel() function only takes two inputs of yield and ...
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Negative Carry when Yield Curve is Downward Sloping

I am currently reading "The Treasury Bond Basis", and have a question regarding negative carry. The book states that the carry of a vanilla treasury bond will be negative when the yield ...
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Quantifying the difference between 2 Foward Curves

I'd like to quantify the difference between 2 Foward Curves. In particular, I'd like to get a single metric which represents the magnitude of change between curve A and curve B. I'd like to plot this ...
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Comparing curve fits

I am experimenting with building a forward curve. I have a piece of code which constructs my prototype curve. I've got a curve sample which was constructed manually and I use it as the baseline - the &...
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Relationship Between Yield Curve and STRIP Prices

Suppose at different maturities (e.g., 1 year from now, 2 years from now, 3 years from now, etc.), the price of a STRIP security is consistently decreasing as the maturity increases all else held ...
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Quantlib Yield Curve given spot and forward rate

Is it possible to create a yield curve, given the spot rate and the forward rate?
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Nelson Siegel Model calculation of the zero bound price at time zero that expires in 2 years

I am somewhat stuck and not sure how to proceed, so any help would be appreciated. I got the Nelson Siegel model with all parameters for the real data. The curve that is produced is yield vs maturity. ...
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Meaning/importance of “yields” (bonds) [closed]

After reading many articles on bond yields (yield-to-maturity) I'm still not getting what they are used for by investors. I understand the math behind its evaluation, but, say, what exactly I can tell ...
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I am looking to bootstrap a USD and GBP yield curve: what are some of the futures and swaps I can use that are findable on Bloomberg?

Getting overnight-to-12 month LIBOR on Bloomberg is easy. Had difficulty finding GBP futures (range of maturities) on Bloomberg. Any tips (both USD and GBP)? Swaps (maturities all the way to 30 years) ...
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Converting US Treasury CMT to Discount Yields

I'd like to convert the US Treasury Constant Maturity series (par, semi-annual coupon, Actual/365 daycount convention) into Discount Factors (for appropriate comparison for certain money-market series,...
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How to compute par yield from zero rate curve?

How does one calculate the below two-year par yield given the zero rate curve: Assume the following two-year zero rate curve, with continuous compounding: ...
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How to optimise Fixed Income portfolio (Yieldbook) based on YTM, duration, rating and exchange rate

I have a fixed income portfolio built up in the Yieldbook and BBG Port. However due to some bad performance of my portfolio compared to the benchmark I would like to build up an optimisation which ...
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Which curve is better to approximate bond yields (python)

I would like to approximate bond yields in python. But the question arose which curve describes this better? ...
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Choosing which interest rate model to go with?

I've been assigned with the task of modelling zero rate curve. I did it with two models: Vasicek and CIR. Looking at the two curves produced, I can see that one is closer to the observed curve than ...
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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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Bootstrap with QuantLib: Fair Swap or zero NPV

In all brevity What is the termination condition used in QuantLib's curve bootstrapping? Can I modify this setup to my needs, e.g. can I tune this to a higher accuracy? Background When bootstrapping ...
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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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How to do simultaneous dual curve bootstrapping?

I wish to understand how dual curve bootstrapping is done? Lets say we want to bootstrap FF OIS curve and Libor 3 month fwd curve simultaneously. Lets also assume we don't LIBOR-OIS basis swap rates ...
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What is Dual Curve Bootstrapping? And how to do it, with an example?

I am starting to explore this area. My ultimate aim is to build a 3 month LIBOR forward curve. 1) I wish to know what exactly 'Dual Curve Bootstrapping' is (If someone could explain it in clear ...
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Value of a 30 year bond using the Yield curve

If I buy a $1 30 year bond with 4% coupon payment, would my cash flow be: $$ V^{30}(t) = \frac{$1 \times0.04}{1 + R(t, 1)} + \frac{$1 \times0.04}{1 + R(t, 2)} + \cdots + \frac{$1 + $1 \times0.04}{1 + ...
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How to build the 3 month LIBOR Forward curve through Swaps?

In my research, I found that you can build 3 month LIBOR Forward curve using Eurodollar futures and Interest rate swaps. I want to understand how they can be built from Swaps. How can I find the ...
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How to build the Fed Funds Rate which is a discounting curve? Need this information for modelling the SOFR curve

I want to understand how one could construct the Fed Funds rate. I read somewhere that this could be done using fed funds futures but I wasn't able to understand how Can someone elaborately explain in ...
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yield curve basics

Suppose we observe the following term structure (of annualised spot rates): 0-3 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.0%. 0-6 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.2%. 0-9 Months $\rightarrow$ 4.4%. Question1) How can we ...
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Risk-Neutral covariance matrix of arbitrage-free Nelson Siegel

For my thesis on a Bayesian sampling routine for a modification on arbitrage-free Nelson-Siegel I came across an equation that involves a matrix exponential within an integral, i.e. $\int_{0}^{\Delta ...
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USD MultiCurve Calibration - IOER vs. OIS/Fed Funds

I'm building out a calibrated USD MultiCurve set, focusing on Fed Funds & 3M LIBOR for the purpose of trading in Fed Funds Futures and Eurodollar Futures (for now ...). I had always assumed that ...
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In the curve building process, why do we need funding curve and projected curve and what are they exactly in current industry? [duplicate]

I am a newbie to fixed income quant side and I am trying to understand in the curve building process, why do we need funding curve and projected curve and what are they exactly in current industry? ...
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Calibrating Vasicek model for historical data

I need to to estimate the parameters of vasicek model to predict the zero curve. My database has 4k daily observations of zero rate for 37 maturities. My question is do I have to estimate the model ...
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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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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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SOFR Term Structure and Discounting

Recently I have been going through a lot of documents for SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate). For Debt Markets (loans, etc.) - I understand that SOFR Forward looking term terms rates are ...
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Interpolation for discount curve building QuantLib for bonds

I'm trying to figure out how to build a discount curve to price bonds from spot rates using some advance interpolation methods like PiecewiseLogCubicDiscount. I know I can build this curve with ...
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project curve spot risk (PV01) into forward risk (PV01)

is there a (simplistic?) formula to convert spot risk PV01 into the forward risk PV01? For example, if I have a a) PV01 spot risk : 1yr = 100k/bp, 2yr = 50k/bp, 3yr = 25k/bp b) how can I project ...
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Extrapolation between today and the spot date curve building

I'm trying to build my libor curve using (Deposit, FRAs and Swap) instruments with the goal that my curve match the murex curve, my parameters are : My today date is : 23/10/2019 Start of my deposit ...
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3M curve vs 6M Curve, which one to use for valuation of IR Derivatrives

Sorry, this might be basic for some of you but I'm very confused when it comes to know which curve (6m or 3m) we can use for valuations of swaps and swaptions. Could someone please explain when to use ...
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Quantlib Yield Curve

Is it possible to create yield curve object in Quantlib given some function of time? For example, given Nelson-Siegel parameters, create yield curve which can compute zero yield for any date >= ...
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Curve building for a swap

I'm a student learning how to build a swap curve, I've deposit 6m rate = 5%, fra 6-12m rate = 5.8% and 12m-18m rate= 6% and swap 2y =7% and 3y swap rate = 7.5%. I get the correct discount factors for ...
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Using Python Quantlib's FittedBondDiscountCurve as Evaluator of Parametric Curve - Errors

I am using Quantlib's FittedBondDiscountCurve in Python 3.7 and setting MaxIterations to 0, and giving a guess_solution, which then turns the routine into an evaluator for the parametric form I choose,...

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