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Swaps Help! Very Lost! Anyone lend a hand?

Hi All,

I’m having trouble with the swaps section of derivatives.

Conceptually at a big picture level I have an idea of what’s going on.

We wanna trade fixed for floating or vice versa with the use of financial instruments.

However when it comes down to

1: valuing a swap
2. pricing a swap and
2. calculating who gets paid

- I have no idea! This goes for the interest rate, currency and equity swaps!

It’s confusing and I need some help pretty badly. Does anyone have a summary or a explanation to guide me through this?

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.



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cpk123 Wrote:
> best swaps thread there ever was:
> 9056

Thanks CPK! So useful I just typed up a primer on how I’ll be using it from now till exam day. It’s in a new thread - I didn’t want to bump the old one because it’s filled with “thank you” posts and the title isn’t relevant.

In the words of Dave Hetherington:

“Give away what you don’t want, and receive what you do.”


Thanks a lot for you help! Much appreciated!

What’s your thread supersadface?