Hi
@kellychi In the interest of saving time, I moved your question to this thread so that you can view my youtube video above (please see that above
T4-25: Fixed Income: Infer discount factors, spot, forwards and par rates from swap rate curve) where I've tried to succinctly explain swap versus spot rates (the swap
curve is the set/series of swap rates over time horizons, just like the zero/spot rate curve is a series/set of zero/spot rates). To be honest, when Malz refers to a "zero-coupon" swap curve, I'm not entirely sure why he prefaces with "zero coupon" .... in the FRM, we tend to just refer to the
swap rate or
swap rate curve (e.g., as Tuckman does, Tuckman is a better reference than Malz).
Before viewing the above, I recommend you first view my video (
T3-13: Par yields are swap rates) which is my best attempt to clarify swap rates
https://www.bionicturtle.com/forum/threads/t3-13-par-yields-are-swap-rates.22426/
... in this more fundamental video (T3 versus T4) I explain why "The par yield is the coupon rate that prices a bond to par. It is also effectively the swap rate."
Also, here is a question set that gives specific practice
https://www.bionicturtle.com/forum/...p-rates-versus-spot-rates-tuckman-ch-2.22090/
After that, let me know if you have a specific question re swap rate vs spot rate, okay? Thanks,
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