**Swap (finance)** — For the Thoroughbred horse racing champion, see: Swaps (horse).In finance, a swap is a derivative in which two counterparties agree to exchange one stream of cash flows against another stream. These streams are called the legs of the swap.The… … Wikipedia

**Equity swap** — An equity swap is a swap where a set of future cash flows are exchanged between two counterparties. The two cash flows are usually referred to as legs . One of these cash flow streams can be pegged to floating rate of interest or pay a fixed rate … Wikipedia

**Correlation swap** — A correlation swap is an over the counter financial derivative that allows one to speculate on or hedge risks associated with the observed average correlation, of a collection of underlying products, where each product has periodically observable … Wikipedia

**Variance swap** — A variance swap is an over the counter financial derivative that allows one to speculate on or hedge risks associated with the magnitude of movement, i.e. volatility, of some underlying product, like an exchange rate, interest rate, or stock… … Wikipedia

**Credit default swap** — If the reference bond performs without default, the protection buyer pays quarterly payments to the seller until maturity … Wikipedia

**Constant maturity swap** — A constant maturity swap, also known as a CMS, is a swap that allows the purchaser to fix the duration of received flows on a swap. The floating leg of an interest rate swap typically resets against a published index. The floating leg of a… … Wikipedia

**Dividend swap** — A dividend swap is an over the counter financial derivative contract (in particular a form of swap). It consists of a series of payments made between two parties at defined intervals over a fixed term (e.g., annually over 5 years). One party the… … Wikipedia

**Engine swap** — Warning: in some jurisdictions with strict smog rules it may not be possible to register a late model vehicle with an engine swap, even if it can be proven that it produces less pollution than the original engine (owing to visual inspection… … Wikipedia

**Trading strategy index** — Strategy indices are indices that track the performance of an algorithmic trading strategy. The algorithm clearly and transparently specifies all the actions that need to be taken. The following are examples of algorithms that strategies can be… … Wikipedia

**Equity swap** — A swap in which the cash flows that are exchanged are based on the total return on some stock market index and an interest rate (either a fixed rate or a floating rate). Related: interest rate swap. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * *… … Financial and business terms