INTEREST RATE SWAPTION Definition

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INTEREST RATE SWAPTION is an option on an interest rate swap. It gives the holder the right but not the obligation to enter into an interest rate swap at a specific date in the future, at a particular fixed rate and for a specified term.

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VARIABLE INTEREST RATE is an interest rate that moves up and down based on the changes of an underlying interest rate index, e.g. a credit card might have a variable rate that is a certain spread over the prime rate.

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