Index swap

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Index swap

A swap of a market index for some other asset, such as a stock-for-stock or debt-for-stock swap.

Index Swap

Any swap where one of the legs is an index of any kind. For example, one may swap an index for a portfolio of bonds, or for anything else. Because it is impossible to actually own an index fund, these swaps are settled in cash. See also: Cash Settlement.
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With the rift growing, overnight index swaps are pricing in almost three rate cuts by the Federal Reserve by the end of the year, as Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the US economy faces 'significant risks.' After slapping higher tariffs on Chinese goods, President Donald J.
Clients that are trading AUD and NZD overnight index swaps and interest rate swaps will be able to take maximum advantage of a local clearing provider open through the Australian business day, realising both the operational and risk benefits of seeing their positions updated and refreshed in a local time zone, in local currency.'
Poloz said, "Right now things are fine, but the tension is there, the vulnerability is increasing, and since the economy is close to where it belongs, interest rates are headed higher." Poloz gave no hints about the timing of the bank's next rate hike, but his upbeat tone boosted the Canadian dollar and increased market expectations for a rate hike in July to 73 percent from 68 percent before he spoke, data from the overnight index swaps market showed.
The overnight index swaps (OIS) curve, derived from forward interbank lending rates and used as a gauge of policy rate expectations, has dropped 1-5 basis points since the start of the year in Australia, New Zealand and India and held steady in Japan.
In 2014, the size of the Euro money market was estimated through the annual Money Market Survey (MMS) to be almost 80 trillion with 80% comprised of secured and unsecured lending, FX Swaps and Euro Overnight Index Swaps (OIS).
The spread between three-month interbank euro lending rates and less risky overnight index swaps is now as wide as it was prior to the worst of the financial crisis.
Citi said it nwill make these indices available to institutional clients through index swaps and funded structures.
Overnight Index Swaps linked to the April 7 meeting have risen to their highest levels since ECB President Trichet took markets by surprise at the March policy meeting by signalling a rate hike was likely next month.
For example, swap dealers use futures to hedge their net exposure--the residual risk remaining after a dealer internally nets OTC swaps with offsetting exposures--and may not be able to untangle and identify the futures positions that are attributable specifically to commodity index swaps. Similarly, index investors largely have not been restricted by contract position limits that are used to prevent excessive speculation in the futures markets.
Meanwhile the closely-watched spread between three-month lending rates and overnight index swaps, a sign of where markets think Bank rate will be in three months time, narrowed to 1.86%, the smallest gap since early October.
These concerns are shown in the closely-watched spread between three-month interbank rates and overnight index swaps - a measure of where markets think interest rates will be in three months' time.
London/New York: TriOptima, an award-winning post trade infrastructure provider, announces today that 18 banks participated in the first triReduce inflation swap compression cycle terminating $98.5 billion notional in inflation index swaps for the European Union: EUR- Excluding Tobacco-Non-revised Consumer Price Index.