Interest Rate Derivatives

The basics explained

Locked exchange rates

Interest-rate derivatives are hedges used to combat the changes in interest rates.

One party receives a stream of interest payments based on a floating interest rate and pays a stream of interest payments based on a fixed rate.

The other party receives a stream of fixed interest rate payments and pays a stream of floating interest rate payments.

Both streams of interest payments are based on the same amount of notional principal.


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  • Interest Rate Swaps: They are derivative instrument in which two parties agree to exchange interest rate cash flows, based on a specified notional amount from a fixed rate to a floating rate (or vice versa).
  • Forward Rate Agreement: It is a forward contract between parties that determines the rate of interest to be paid or received on an obligation beginning at a future start date.

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