The higher the excercise rate of a receiver swaption, the higher the premium of the receiver swaption?
correct, without the need to go into valuation
if you hold the right to at a point in time enter to pay the market rate and get 6%
vs teh right to pay the market rate and get 10% clearly all else equal the one that gives you the right to get more is worth more
receiver swaption is a right to enter on receive fixed-pay floating swap
when would you like to receive fixed & pay floating => when int rate goes down
So higher the execercise rate, more its become valuable => higher premium
It’s always the fixed side. Receive = fixed. Payer = fixed.
Now get to learn how to add/remove options from callable/non-callable bonds using swaptions. Fun stuff, but important.