# Volatility Swap

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## Volatility Swap

A forward contract on the volatility of a security. The underlying of a volatility swap is usually the volatility of a currency. A volatility swap allows the investor to speculate on volatility, just as a trader might speculate on the price of a stock.
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Section 2 considers representing the volatility swap and the variance swap.
In this section we give some definitions and notations of swap, stock's volatility, stock's volatility swap, and variance swap.
A stock volatility swap is a forward contract on the annualized volatility.
GARCH(1,1) and Volatility Swaps. GARCH model is needed for both the variance swap and the volatility swap.
I use VOX to determine the volatility swap rate and the S&P 100 Index's log closing levels to compute the realized volatility.
Similarly, a volatility swap writer selling one contract from January 2, 1986 to end of November 2004 obtains a cumulative profit of \$84,529,002.
Thus, there is strong evidence that variance and volatility swap rates generally favor the swap writers.
In addition, support for equities has expanded with the inclusion of equity volatility swaps. The work on version 5.10 is expected to start in October, and will focus on reporting, clearing and electronic execution.
of Calgary) introduces mathematical equations for modeling the price of swaps in the financial and energy markets with different stochastic volatilities, and presents a variance drift adjusted version of the Heston model which improves the market volatility surface fitting.The graduate textbook explores variance and volatility swaps for financial markets with underlying assets following the Heston model, the valuation of variance swaps for stochastic volatilities with delay, a semi-Markov modulated market consisting of a riskless bond and a risky stock, variance and volatility swaps for volatilities driven by fractional Brownian motion, and explicit option pricing of a mean-reverting asset in energy markets.
The type of control was previously available to only large institutions in the often opaque and unregulated over-the-counter volatility swaps market.
More than you ever wanted to know about volatility swaps. The Journal of Derivatives, 6:9-32.
Garch and volatility swaps. Quantitative Finance, 4:589-595.
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