## Dv01 of FRA

balajismz
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### Dv01 of FRA

Roughly estimate the DV01 for a 2 * 5 CHF 100 million FRA in which a trader will pay fixed and receive floating rate.

A. CHF 1,700
B. CHF (1,700)
C. CHF 2,500
D. CHF (2,500)

Ans given is C

I reckon it should be 4 as the trader is paying fixed and receiving floating

For fixed leg the duration will be 3 months and for the floating leg it is close to 0 (approx.)

So the ans should have been -0.25 * 100M * 0.0001 = -CHF 2,500.

Can someone pls check this out

Balaji

content.pristine
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### Re: Dv01 of FRA

DV01 and PVBP are always positive numbers

balajismz
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### Re: Dv01 of FRA

So no matter whether we are talking with respect to the buyer or seller of the FRA, DV01 is always positive and the same for both??

Please let me know if the understanding is right.

Balaji

balajismz
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### Re: Dv01 of FRA

Also, suppose we are talking about only duration and not DV01, the duration value can be both positive and negative isnt it.

E.g. Buyer of a bond will have positive duration and seller will have exactly the contra side which is negative.

Pls confirm.

Balaji