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Estimating the price of an illiquid 5y bond futures contract

That is not a lot of information and is certainly not enough to do this with sufficient accuracy for trading, but none-the-less we can do the exercise. Information I will assume that you also know ...
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US swap spreads

The basic point you are making is correct. The main reason why swap spreads are negative is the large amount of Treasury issuance versus the limited capacity to own them. The scarcity of bank balance ...
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How to calculate YTM in case coupon payments are reinvested at a different rate than the bond's coupon rate?

In my opinion it's a flawed argument because there is no reinvestment assumption in the ytm computation. Investopedia is not a reliable source generally. It is a common fallacy to state the ...
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Yield dependency on bond price

The relationship between bond prices and yields sometimes seems circular, but it's not necessarily problematic. Essentially, bond prices and their yield to maturity (YTM) move inversely. If investors ...
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How to calculate CAT-Bond Profit

A (re)insurer has to hold capital for adverse events. CAT bonds provide relieve in case of catastrophic events and thus can be seen as a form of surrogate capital. Issue of a CAT bond is advantageous ...
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What is the day-count basis of the "true yield" reported by Bloomberg for bonds?

It follows the same day count convention as the original bond (e.g., Actual/Actual for US Treasuries). Let's go through a concrete example. Consider the 4.75% maturing on February 28, 2009, for ...
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Bond indices : where to find yields and asset swap spreads by rating and average duration?

As always the question for free available, good quality and highly technical data series is a tough one. You can find OAS Spreads for US Corporate Bonds on FRED Database: For HY: https://fred....
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Yield curve and bond price

The ultimate goal of any yield curve construction is a zero curve by which you can derive discount factors to price any cash flow at any given time. Market traded bonds will be the source of prices ...
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Yield curve and bond price

So when talking about the yield curve, which basket of bond are we choosing to calculate it? There is not one "yield curve". Generally a curve is generated from multiple bonds with a shared ...
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Pricing bonds using comparables

You can look at the same type of bonds with same rating, same sector, similar tenor and if possible same country, and pay attention on optionalities writen, extract discount margin and apply on your ...
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Some US AAA Corp are borrowing below UST for 10yr paper. What could be the reasons for this?

I can’t find any today. Johnson and Johnson is rated AAA and the 10yr yield is Treasury +29bp. There may have been a time during the debt ceiling drama where very short dated corporate paper traded ...
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How does the recent increase in shorting of US Treasury futures explain the spike in yield for US Treasury?

The guys shorting the futures are expressing a view on the basis between the future and its CTD deliverable, they're not trying to predict rates let alone influence them.
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How to calculate YTM in case coupon payments are reinvested at a different rate than the bond's coupon rate?

The assumption (not a requirement) of the IRR method (which is how yield is calculated) is that all cash inflows and outflows are borrowed/invested at the same constant rate to end up with the same ...
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Bond RV YTM vs maturity or YTM vs duration

There are many different ways in which you can find RV between bonds. ASW levels is definitely one, another is CAS. Traders use carry+roll to try to assess RV between bonds, which takes into account ...
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CDS Spread and Par Bond Yield Spread

Nobody makes such weird claims. The bond yield is, roughly $y = r + CDS/(1-R) + b$ where $r$ is the bond's repo rate ("risk free") and $b$ is bond basis.
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