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Estimating term structure changes using principal component analysis in Indian sovereign bond market

  • Nath, Golaka
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    This paper analyses the India sovereign yield to find out the principal factors affecting the term structure of interest rate changes. We apply Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on our data consisting of zero coupon interest rates derived from government bond trading using Nelson-Siegel functional form. This decomposition of the yield curve highlights important relationship between identified factors and metrics of the term structure shape. The empirical findings support statistical similarities between the Indian yield curve and term structure studies of major countries.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 39229.

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    Date of creation: 04 Jun 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39229
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