Is R(t,S,T) a constant discount rate or just a discount rate.

And why ?

Thanks

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- Jul 31st 2012, 02:07 AMHelpmeplease1Continuously compunded forward rate

Is R(t,S,T) a constant discount rate or just a discount rate.

And why ?

Thanks - Jul 31st 2012, 11:37 AMWilmerRe: Continuously compunded forward rate
Don't understand your question...

$A cpd continuosly at r% for t years: A[e^(rt)]

I assume you're aware of that? - Jul 31st 2012, 11:54 AMebainesRe: Continuously compunded forward rate
Note that 'r in that equation is a constant. If the OP is asking about compounding where the rate varies over time this formula doesn't apply.

Also a nit to pick, to avoid any confusion - the 'r 'is not a percent, but rather a rate expressed as a decimal. Thus if the interest rate is 10% /year then 'r' would be 0.1 in the formula. - Jul 31st 2012, 12:21 PMWilmerRe: Continuously compunded forward rate
Good point...however, I'm fairly sure the OP will "get the point"; if not:

$2340 @ 3.1% cpd. continuously for 3 years:

2340[2.7183....^(.031 * 3)] = ~2568.06

Try same with daily cpd. instead: you'll get 2568.04; so don't get taken in

by the SOUNDS of cpd. continuously !(Cool) - Aug 19th 2012, 04:07 AMHelpmeplease1Re: Continuously compunded forward rate
Thanks for your help but why is R constant?

- Aug 19th 2012, 06:09 AMWilmerRe: Continuously compunded forward rate
I'll let E Baines answer that....because I don't see WHY you're asking...