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By Moorad Choudhry

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The protection buyer pays an upfront premium to the protection seller. In return for this, on option exercise the protection buyer will receive from the protection seller the difference between the yield on the underlying reference asset over a benchmark and the strike yield of the option. The benchmark might be a Treasury security or euribor. With a credit spread call, the buyer has the right to buy the reference asset at a pre-specified strike yield. In a credit spread put, the buyer has the right to sell the reference asset at a pre-specified strike yield.

14: Bloomberg page CDSW for Toyota 5V2% 2008 bond, 21 July 2003 (discounted spreads). P. Reproduced with permission. 15: Bloomberg page CDSW for Toyota 5V2% 2008 bond, 21 July 2003 (Hull-White model). P. Reproduced with permission. 16: Bloomberg DES showing Ford 6%% 2008 bond. P. Reproduced with permission. 17: Bloomberg page CDSW for Ford 63/4% 2008 bond, 24 July 2003. P. Reproduced with permission. 17, 24 July 2003. P. Reproduced with permission. In addition to calculating the CDS price, screen CDSW also provides a risk measure for the CDS contract.

The first would make TRS akin to a synthetic repo transaction. This is discussed in Choudhry (2004). 4 illustrates a generic TR swap. The two counterparties are labelled as banks, but the party termed 'Bank A' can be another financial institution, including cash-rich fixed-income portfolio managers such as insurance companies and hedge funds. In the figure, Bank A has contracted to pay the 'total return' on a specified reference asset, while simultaneously receiving a Libor-based return from Bank B.

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