BondValuation: An R Package for Fixed Coupon Bond Analysis

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the R package BondValuation for the analysis of large datasets of fixed coupon bonds. The conceptual heterogeneity of fixed coupon bonds traded in the global markets imposes a high degree of complexity on their comparative analysis. Contrary to baseline fixed income theory, in practice, most bonds feature coupon period irregularities. In addition, there are a multitude of day count methods that determine the interest accrual, the cash flows and the discount factors used in bond valuation. Several R packages, e.g., fBonds, RQuantLib, and YieldCurve, provide tools for fixed income analysis. Nevertheless, none of them is capable of evaluating bonds featuring irregular first and/or final coupon periods, and neither provides adequate coverage of day count conventions currently used in the global bond markets. The R package BondValuation closes this gap using the generalized valuation methodology presented in Djatschenko (2019).

Wadim Djatschenko

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BondValuation, fBonds, RQuantLib, YieldCurve

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Djatschenko, "BondValuation: An R Package for Fixed Coupon Bond Analysis", The R Journal, 2020

BibTeX citation

  author = {Djatschenko, Wadim},
  title = {BondValuation: An R Package for Fixed Coupon Bond Analysis},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2020},
  note = {},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2019-055},
  volume = {11},
  issue = {2},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {124-141}