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Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time$
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Tomas Björk

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199271269

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199271267.001.0001

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LIBOR and Swap Market Models

LIBOR and Swap Market Models

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(p.368) 25 LIBOR and Swap Market Models
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Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time
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Tomas Björk (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199271267.003.0025

A number of models have been successfully developed wherein the theoretical prices for caps, floors, and swaptions produced by the model are of the Black-76 form. In these models, discrete market rates are modelled like LIBOR rates in the LIBOR market models or forward swap rates in the swap market models; and under a suitable choice of numeraires, market rates can be modelled log normally. LIBOR caps and the market practice for pricing and quoting these instruments are discussed. It is shown that given a swap market model, the LIBOR rates will not be lognormal; thus, LIBOR market models and swap models are generally incompatible. Practice exercises are included.

Keywords:   LIBOR models, swap market models, caps, floors, swaptions, pricing

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