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Canadian short-term interest rates and the BAX futures market

David G. Watt

Canadian short-term interest rates and the BAX futures market

analysis of the impact of volatility on hedging activity and the correlation of returns between markets

by David G. Watt

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Published by Bank of Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English


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Distributed by the Government of Canada Depository Services Program.

StatementDavid G. Watt.
SeriesWorking paper / Bank of Canada -- 97-18, Working paper (Bank of Canada) -- 97-18.
ContributionsBank of Canada.
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17360248M
ISBN 100662262352


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This paper analyses how Canadian financial firms manage short-term interest rate risk through the use of BAX futures contracts. The results show that the most effective hedging strategy is, on average, a static strategy based on linear regression that assumes constant variances, even though dynamic models allowing for time-varying variances are found to have superior Cited by: 1.

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[David G Watt; Bank of Canada.]. Downloadable. This paper analyses how Canadian financial firms manage short-term interest rate risk through the use of BAX futures contracts.

The results show that the most effective hedging strategy is, on average, a static strategy based on linear regression that assumes constant variances, even though dynamic models allowing for time-varying variances are found to have. Futures market The BAX was the first interest rate futures to be listed on the Montréal Exchange.

It is recognized as the benchmark for Canadian short-term interest rates. BAX futures reflect the Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (CDOR) Canadian short-term interest rates and the BAX futures market book a three-month bankers’ acceptance of C$ Size: 81KB.

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Kartoniert / Broschiert, Protège-cahier neu, [PU:LAP Lambert Brand: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. BAX Contract: A BAX contract is a short-term investment instrument that uses a Canadian banker's acceptance (BA) as its underlying security. The specific BA underlying the contract has a nominal.

Market Canadian short-term interest rates and the BAX futures market book can also access a range of interest rate options to manage risk, including those on Short Sterling, Euribor, Gilt and Euroswiss futures. View all STIR futures & options contract specifications. Abstract Hedging Canadian Short-term Interest Rates: The BAX Market John J.

Siam, Ph.D. Concordia University, This thesis adds to the body of ïiterature seeking to improve the estimation of the opfimal hedge ratio used in hedging money market and fmed income securïties in Canada.A more accurate or improved depiction of the hedge ratio is of considerable.

Interest Rate Future: An interest rate future is a futures contract with an underlying instrument that pays interest. An interest rate future is a.

Borrowers, worried about liquidity issues, become desperate for capital in the short-term that they will pay higher rates for a day loan than a year loan.

Lenders fear falling interest rates so they bid up the price for long-term bonds, lowering the. Futures (BAX) The Three-Month Canadian Bankers’ Acceptance Futures (BAX) was the first interest rate futures to be listed on the Montréal Exchange in It is recognized as the benchmark for Canadian short-term interest rates.

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Hedging Canadian Cited by: 2. Short-Term Interest Rates» We established the world’s largest marketplace for UK and European interest rates, including Euribor, Short Sterling, Gilts and SONIA futures and options. Government Bond Futures» Our flagship Long Gilt futures and options contract is the market benchmark for the 10 year segment of the UK sovereign yield curve.

A speculative market also exists for interest rates, Canadian short-term interest rates and the BAX futures market book of traders seeking opportunities to profit from interest rate adjustments or market volatility.

[2] The Chicago Mercantile Exchange trades the most short-term interest rate futures and options of any exchange, averaging more than million contracts daily.

On average, FRA notional traded makes up around 20% of total short-term interest rate risk. This is a much higher percentage than I anticipated. In futures markets there is a lot of risk recycling by liquidity providers, which inflates volumes for a given change in open interest.

High interest rates are often associated with negative effects on economic growth prospects, and can affect the economy in the following ways: Raise the cost of capital for business investments. Higher interest rates can reduce the possibility of profitable investments, and in turn, reduce business investment.

Interest Rate in Canada averaged percent from untilreaching an all time high of 16 percent in February of and a record low of percent in April of This page provides - Canada Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

source: Bank of Canada. Short-term interest rate futures A futures contract is a transaction that fixes the price today for a commodity that will be delivered at some point in the future. Financial futures fix the price for interest rates, bonds, equities and so on, but trade in the same manner as commodity futures.

BAX contract was launched by the Montreal Exchange in and since than it has grown rapidly. It is very liquid short term instrument. As short-term interest rate futures contracts, BAX contracts play an important role in Canadian money markets.

BAX contract offers arbitrage opportunities with the 3-month Eurodollar futures contract. The short-term interest-rate futures contracts differ in an important respect from other futures. In all other futures contracts, the commodity can be bought in the spot market at any time during the contract’s lifetime.

Consider, however, a day T-bill futures contract maturing on 15 : Brendan Brown, Charles R. Geisst. Market, 6th edition. Futures contracts are traded on organized ex-changes.

The basic function of a futures exchange is to set and enforce trading rules. There are thirteen futures exchanges in the United States at present. The principal exchanges are found in Chicago and New York. Short-term interest rate futures trade.

A detailed primer, Interest Rate Markets starts from the first principles to acquaint newcomers with interest rate products, mathematical tools, and intuitive understanding of market concepts. It then expands upon these basics and provides an in-depth understanding of the drivers of rates markets and interest rate volatility/5(28).

Futures hedging using dynamic models of the varance/covariance structure Article in Journal of Futures Markets 23(3) - March with 21 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Bank of Canada (BOC) governing council members come to a consensus on where to set the s watch interest rate changes closely as short term interest rates are.

ASX interest rate derivatives are futures and options contracts listed on Australian and New Zealand interest rate securities and reference rates. ASX interest rate futures and options are leveraged instruments which allow investors and traders to gain and manage their exposure to short and long term Australian and New Zealand interest rates.

Hank: If the Bank Rate is %, spot BAs are %, and 3-month BAX futures are %, that would imply that the market believes that there is a 60% chance of a Bank Rate hike. If the market was % convinced that the bank rate was going up 25 basis points, the BAX futures would be at %.Author: Robert Mclister.

Central banks do not control long-term interest rates, but they do set the levels for very short-term borrowing. In the United States, the rate that the U.S.

Federal Reserve charges member banks for short-term loans is called the Fed Funds rate, set each month by the Federal Open Market Committee. The course looks at over-the-counter and exchange-traded instruments related to short-term interest rates.

These instruments are compared and contrasted in terms of interest rate exposure and credit risk and their relative value is assessed as tools for hedging and expressing views about changes in the yield curve. Currently the June BAX Futures are trading at % (), which also factors in some interest rate probability concerning the J decision.

(Update, Given that 2, 5 and 10 year rates have dropped significantly in the past week, I’m withdrawing my prediction. A market in which participants with a temporary surplus or shortage of funds are able to lend or borrow until the next business day.

It is the shortest term to maturity in the money market. NOTE: The level of interest rates in the overnight market has always been closely linked to the Bank of Canada's monetary policy operations.

An interest rate futures contract is a futures contract, based on an underlying financial instrument that pays is used to hedge against adverse changes in interest a contract is conceptually similar to a forward contract, except that it is traded on an exchange, which means that it is for a standard amount and standard size of a futures contract is $1.

Definition: Short-term interest rates are the rates at which short-term borrowings are effected between financial institutions or the rate at which short-term government paper is issued or traded in the market.

Typical standardized names are money market rate and treasury bill rate. The data IIROC uses to calculate the Bankers’ Acceptance rates are transaction-based data delivered daily to IIROC through the Market Trade Reporting System (MTRS ) as required by IIROC Rule C.

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STIR futures are also 5/5(3). Ahh, I see now, I was thinking in terms of Short Term Swaps vs Short Term Treasuries but it might actually be more like trading Eurodollar and Day Fed Funds contracts (futures). Either way, become familiar with the movement in these contracts, and understanding what has been driving them.

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) has listed a Short Term Interest Rate (STIR) derivative contract based on 3-month JIBAR which provides an efficient tool for enhancing short-term interest rate risk management.

Defining the JIBAR future The 3-month JIBAR futures contract is quoted on a yield basis. The standard contract size is ZAR. For US and Canadian Stocks, the Overview page includes key statistics on the stock's fundamentals, with a link to see more. Market Cap: capitalization or market value of a stock is simply the market value of all outstanding shares.

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