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  1. Nicole Seaman

    YouTube T3-27: Theoretical Price of Treasury Bond Futures Contract

    To calculate the theoretical futures price, we need to assume which cheapest-to-deliver (CTD) bond will be delivered by the short counterparty (who will have a choice at maturity of the contract). The quoted price of this CTD bond, which is the underlying commodity in the futures contract, is...
  2. Nicole Seaman

    YouTube T3-10: Yield to Maturity Interpretations

    Superficially, the yield to maturity (YTM, aka yield) simply inverts the usual time value of money (TVM) inputs by solving for the yield as a function of four inputs: face (future) value, coupon (payment), maturity (time), and current price (present value). But in terms of interpretation, I...
  3. Nicole Seaman

    YouTube T3-09: Theoretical price of a bond using spot rates

    The theoretical bond price is the present value if the future cash flows are discounted at the spot (aka, zero rates); in other words, it is the price given by discounted cash flow (DCF). We don't expect the traded (observed) price to exactly match because the DCF price is fundamental, yet...