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Performance scenarios of a deal based on Swaps

Performance scenarios of a deal based on Swaps

PERFORMANCE SCENARIOS of a deal based on Swaps: FX Swap on EURUSD.

Abbreviation Value
Settlement: Spot/6 months
Price (€): P 1.1800
Trade size: TS 1,000,000€
Margin %: M 20%
Leverage: L 1:5
Margin Requirement ($): MR = P x TS x M 200,000€

LONG EURUSD Price change Close Price in 6 months P&L (in $)
Favourable 2% 1.2036 19,607
Moderate 0.5% 1.1859 4,974
Unfavourable -2% 1.1564 -20,408
Stress -10% 1.0620 -111,111

To note that the example above outlines an FX swap instead of a cross currency swap. That said, no principals exchange hands and no interest payments are paid or received during the term of the swap.

For a SHORT EURUSD FX SWAP position, the outcomes are exactly the opposite of the ones depicted above.


2021-02-01 • Updated

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