Every quant knows the expression that defines a forward FX rate on date t with maturity T: where B_f is the foreign discount factor and B_d is the domestic discount factor. But what is the best way to explain this intuitively? Here is my suggestion. Let's pick an example pair, say EUR and CHF, and see … Continue reading Intuition for the forward FX equation

# Category: Quants

# Understanding trader jargon

In this post I present some tips on how to understand fixed-income trader jargon. If you are a quant working closely with swaps or options traders (as I was once), then you won't get very far in a discussion unless you have a certain amount of fluency with the following terms. Some were passed on … Continue reading Understanding trader jargon