Chapter Eight. Using Financial Futures, Options, Swaps, and Other Hedging Tools in Asset-Liability Management. Financial Futures Contract. An Agreement Between a Buyer and a Seller Which Calls for the Delivery of a Particular Financial Asset at a Set Price at Some Future Date.
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Using Financial Futures, Options, Swaps, and Other Hedging Tools in Asset-Liability Management
An Agreement Between a Buyer and a Seller Which Calls for the Delivery of a Particular Financial Asset at a Set Price at Some Future Date
To Shift the Risk of Interest Rate Fluctuations from Risk-Averse Investors to Speculators
Cash-Market Price (or Interest Rate) Less the Futures-Market Price (or Interest Rate)
= Return Earned in the Cash Market
+/- Profit or Loss from Futures Trading
It Grants the Holder of the Option the Right but Not the Obligation to Buy or Sell Specific Financial Instruments at an Agreed Upon Price.
A Contract Between Two Parties to Exchange Interest Payments in an Effort to Save Money and Hedge Against Interest-Rate Risk
The Swap Parties Only Swap the Net Difference Between the Interest Payments. This Reduces the Potential Damage if One Party Defaults on its Obligation
An Agreement Between Two Parties, Each Owing Funds to Other Contractors Denominated in Different Currencies, to Exchange the Needed Currencies with Each Other and Honor Their Respective Contracts.
Protects the Holder from Rising Interest Rates. For an Up Front Fee Borrowers are Assured Their Loan Rate Will Not Rise Above the Cap Rate
A Contract Setting the Lowest Interest Rate a Borrower is Allowed to Pay on a Flexible-Rate Loan
A Contract Setting the Maximum and Minimum Interest Rates That May Be Assessed on a Flexible-Rate Loan. It Combines an Interest Rate Cap and Floor into One Contract.