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Variance swaps are over-the-counter derivatives that exchange payments related to future realized price variance against fixed rates. Variance swaps help estimating term structures for...

The importance of volatility of volatility

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FX carry strategies (part 1)

FX forward-implied carry is a valid basis for investment strategies because it is related to policy subsidies and risk premia. However, it also contains...

Finding implicit subsidies in financial markets

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Fixed income carry as trading signal

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The correlation risk premium

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