Interest Rates Essentials / Products & Benchmarks

Mar
20
Bank of Japan: A Paradigm Shift on Negative Interest Rates?

Bank of Japan: A Paradigm Shift on Negative Interest Rates?

Introduction In a move that has caught the attention of financial markets worldwide, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) recently announced
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Mar
13
What are the Primary Dealers in Traditional Financial Markets?

What are the Primary Dealers in Traditional Financial Markets?

Primary Dealers, also known as Primary Dealer Banks or Government Securities Dealers, play a crucial role in traditional financial markets,
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Mar
13
What are SONIA Futures?

What are SONIA Futures?

SONIA futures are financial contracts based on the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), which serves as a benchmark for short-term
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Mar
13
What are ESTR Futures?

What are ESTR Futures?

ESTR futures, also known as Euro Short-Term Rate (€STR) futures, are financial contracts based on the €STR (Euro Short-Term Rate)
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Mar
13
What are SOFR Futures?

What are SOFR Futures?

SOFR futures are financial contracts based on the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR), which is the benchmark interest rate for
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Mar
13
Why is the Bond Market Important?

Why is the Bond Market Important?

The bond market is important for several reasons. It serves as a crucial part of the broader financial system and
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Mar
13
What are Secondary Markets in TradFi?

What are Secondary Markets in TradFi?

Secondary markets for bonds refer to the financial markets where previously issued bonds are bought and sold among investors. Unlike
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Mar
13
What are Primary Markets in TradFi?

What are Primary Markets in TradFi?

Primary markets are financial markets where new bonds are issued and sold for the first time. In the primary market,
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Feb
29
What is TONAR (Tokyo Overnight Average Rate)?

What is TONAR (Tokyo Overnight Average Rate)?

TONAR, or the Tokyo Overnight Average Rate, is a benchmark interest rate that serves as an alternative to LIBOR (London
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Feb
29
What is ESTR (Euro Short-Term Rate)?

What is ESTR (Euro Short-Term Rate)?

ESTR, or the Euro Short-Term Rate, is a benchmark interest rate that serves as an alternative to LIBOR (London Interbank
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