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  1. Nicole Seaman

    YouTube T3-11: Forward rates are implied by zero rates

    Forward rates link two zero (aka, spot) rates by ensuring your expected return is the same between two choices: (1) invest at the longer-term spot rate versus (2) invest at the shorter-term spot rate and "roll over" into the implied forward rate. This is an implied forward rate that ignores...
  2. K

    Forward Rates Notation

    Hi David, I have a basic doubt with regard to the way forward rates are denoted. In various spreadsheets, when you write for example - the value 2% under Time column 1.0. Does that mean the six month forward rate that matures in one year is 2% ? As in, is it the six month rate from time period...
  3. Nicole Seaman

    P1.T4.903. Spot, forward and par rates (Tuckman Ch. 2)

    Learning objectives: Interpret the forward rate, and compute forward rates given spot rates. Define par rate and describe the equation for the par rate of a bond. Interpret the relationship between spot, forward, and par rates. Questions: 903.1. Assume the following discount function (note...
  4. Nicole Seaman

    P1.T3.722. Using the swap rate to bootstrap the forward rate and basic interest rate swap valuation

    Learning objectives: Explain the mechanics of a plain vanilla interest rate swap and compute its cash flows ... Calculate the value of a plain vanilla interest rate swap based on two simultaneous bond positions. Calculate the value of a plain vanilla interest rate swap from a sequence of forward...
  5. Nicole Seaman

    P1.T3.713. Spot and forward rates in bond pricing (Hull Chapter 4)

    Learning objectives: Calculate the theoretical price of a bond using spot rates. Derive forward interest rates from a set of spot rates. Derive the value of the cash flows from a forward rate agreement (FRA). Questions: 713.1. Consider the steep spot (aka, zero) rate curve illustrated below...
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    Help [Bootstrapping]

    I am so sorry to bother you but I really need help. Note: I am new to bonds, interest rates, forward rates .. etc. In many examples ( for instance in Hull's book) I see something like this: TTM Coupon Price 0.25 0 97.5 0.50 0 94.9 1.00 0...