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Modeling Term Structures of Swap Spreads

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  • Hua He
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Swap spreads, the interest rate differentials between the fixed rates on fixed-for-floating swap contracts and the yeilds-to-maturity on maturity-matched government bonds, define a market for one of the most actively transacted securities in the global fixed-income arena. A large universe of fixed-income securities including corporate bonds and mortgaged-back securities use interest rate swap spreads as a key benchmark for pricing and hedging. Swap spreads have received renewed attention since the Fall of 1998 when their volatile movements contributed in a significant way to the financial turmoil that led the US Fed to cut short-term interest rates by 75 basis points. In this paper we present new insights on how to analyze term structure of interest swap spreads. Specificaly, we focus on the determinants of swap spreads and show how quantities such as the spread

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Paper provided by Yale School of Management in its series Yale School of Management Working Papers with number ysm150.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 2000
Date of revision: 01 Mar 2001
Handle: RePEc:ysm:somwrk:ysm150

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  9. Keita Nakayama & Akihiko Takahashi, 2008. "A Factor Allocation Approach to Optimal Bond Portfolio," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-547, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  10. Antulio N. Bomfim, 2003. "Counterparty credit risk in interest rate swaps during times of market stress," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2003-09, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  11. Keita Nakayama & Akihiko Takahashi, 2007. "A Factor Allocation Approach to Optimal Bond Portfolio," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 299-324, December.

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