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By Moorad Choudhry

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Reproduced with permission. To undertake analysis of a CDS written on this bond, we select screen CDSW. 15. 15). Pricing models are discussed in Chapter 5. As well as selecting the pricing model, the user also selects the benchmark yield curve and the credit-risky yield curve, from which the CDS is priced off. The user also selects the recovery rate. 74 bps. From screen CDSW it is possible to view the contributing yield curves that have been used in pricing the CDS. We will use a different bond to illustrate this.

6 Credit options and credit spread options Credit options are also bilateral OTC financial contracts. A credit option is a contract designed to meet specific hedging or speculative requirements of an entity, which may purchase or sell the option to meet its objectives. A credit call option gives the buyer the right without the obligation to purchase the underlying credit-sensitive asset, or a credit spread, at a specified price and specified time (or period of time). A credit put option gives the buyer the right without obligation to sell the underlying credit-sensitive asset or credit spread.

However, if there is a high incidence of such debt, the bank will only have to repay a part of its loan liability. In this example, the reference asset linked to the CLN is the credit card loan portfolio. Investors may wish to purchase the CLN because the coupon paid on it will be above what the credit card bank would pay on a vanilla bond it issued, and higher than other comparable investments in the market. In addition, such notes are usually priced below par on issue. Assuming the notes are eventually redeemed at par, investors will also have realised a substantial capital gain.

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