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Glossary Term: SWAP

Definition(s) for SWAP:


1. ) Exchange one security for another. A swap maybe executed to change the maturities of a bond portfolio or the quality of the issues in a stock of bond portfolio, or because investments objectives have sifted. Investors with bond portfolio often swap for other higher-yielding bonds to be able to increase the return on their portfolio and realize tax losses.

2. ) An arrangement between the central banks of two countries for standby credit to facilitate the exchange of each other's currencies.


See Also:
ACCRETING SWAP, AMORTIZING SWAP, BASIS SWAP, BOND SWAP, CALLABLE SWAP, INDEX AMORTIZING SWAP (IAS), INTEREST RATE SWAP, PUTABLE SWAP, SWAP CURVE, TOTAL RETURN SWAP, AMORTIZING INTEREST RATE SWAP, ASSET SWAP, CURRENCY SWAP, DEBT SWAP, DEBT-FOR-EQUITY SWAP, EQUITY SWAP


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