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A Model to Estimate the Us Term Structure of Interest Rates

Antonio Marcos Duarte Júnior, Sérgio Ribeiro da Costa Werlang


The US term structure of interest rates plays a central role in fixed-income analysis. For example, estimating accurately the US term structure is a crucial step for those interested in analyzing Brazilian Brady bonds such as IDUs, DCBs, FLIRBs, EIs, etc. In this work we present a statistical model to estimate the US term structure of interest rates. We address in this report all major issues which drove us in the process of implementing the model developed, concentrating on important practical issues such as computational efficiency, robustness of the final implementation, the statistical properties of the final model, etc. Numerical examples are provided in order to illustrate the use of the model on a daily basis.


Fixed-income; interest rates; term structure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12660/bre.v16n11996.2880

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