**Interest rate swap** — An interest rate swap is a derivative in which one party exchanges a stream of interest payments for another party s stream of cash flows. Interest rate swaps can be used by hedgers to manage their fixed or floating assets and liabilities. They… … Wikipedia

**Swap (finance)** — For the Thoroughbred horse racing champion, see: Swaps (horse).In finance, a swap is a derivative in which two counterparties agree to exchange one stream of cash flows against another stream. These streams are called the legs of the swap.The… … Wikipedia

**Swap Transferring Risk With Participating Element - STRIPE** — A specific type of hedging technique. STRIPEs combine interest rate swaps and interest rate caps in order to protect the borrower from changes in interest rates. Under this arrangement, the balance of a loan is split between a fixed rate and a… … Investment dictionary

**Credit default swap** — If the reference bond performs without default, the protection buyer pays quarterly payments to the seller until maturity … Wikipedia

**Extendable Swap** — An exchange of cash flows between two counterparties, one of whom pays interest at a fixed rate and one of whom pays interest at a floating rate, in which the fixed rate payer has the right to lengthen the term of the arrangement. The fixed rate… … Investment dictionary

**Reference Rate** — An interest rate benchmark upon which a floating rate security or interest rate swap is based. The reference rate will be a moving index such as LIBOR, the prime rate or the rate on benchmark U.S. Treasuries. Depending on the security or… … Investment dictionary

**Interest-Rate Derivative** — A financial instrument based on an underlying financial security whose value is affected by changes in interest rates. Interest rate derivatives are hedges used by institutional investors such as banks to combat the changes in market interest… … Investment dictionary

**Equity swap** — An equity swap is a swap where a set of future cash flows are exchanged between two counterparties. The two cash flows are usually referred to as legs . One of these cash flow streams can be pegged to floating rate of interest or pay a fixed rate … Wikipedia

**Variance swap** — A variance swap is an over the counter financial derivative that allows one to speculate on or hedge risks associated with the magnitude of movement, i.e. volatility, of some underlying product, like an exchange rate, interest rate, or stock… … Wikipedia

**Exchange rate** — Foreign exchange Exchange rates Currency band Exchange rate Exchange rate regime Exchange rate flexibility Dollarization Fixed exchange rate Floating exchange rate Linked exchange rate Managed float regime Markets Foreign exchange market Futures… … Wikipedia