What Are The Types Of Swaps?

What Are The Types Of Swaps?
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  1. There are many types of swaps, although in order of their quantitative importance, they are: interest rate swaps, basis swaps, currency swaps, inflation swaps, credit default swaps, commodity swaps and equity swaps. Generally, the most common kind of swap is an interest rate swap. Swaps do not trade on exchanges, and retail investors do not generally engage in swaps. Rather, swaps are over-the-counter contracts primarily between businesses or financial institutions that are customized to the needs of both parties.

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