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HW_GetForward() function

HW_GetForward(argument list…)

This function returns the continuously compounded instantaneous forward rate corresponding to a user-specified date as interpolated from the zero curve using a cubic-spline. The function uses the following arguments:

Argument Description Restrictions
Valuation_Date valuation date (e.g. today) valid Excel date number
Target_Date date defining the forward rate to be returned valid Excel date number
>= Valuation_Date
Zero_Dates array of zero coupon curve dates strictly ascending order
The first date of this array must be Valuation_Date
Zero_Rates array of continuously compounded riskless rates in decimal form (e.g. six percent entered as 0.06) corresponding to Zero_Dates > 0
OAS parallel shift of the zero curve in decimal form
Bucket_Start beginning of bucket for zero curve shifts set to 0 if curve shift is not desired
Bucket_End end of bucket for zero curve shift >= Bucket_Start
Bucket_Shift parallel shift of the zero curve between Bucket_Start and Bucket_End in decimal form set to 0 if curve shock is not desired

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