Construct fixed-rate instrument


InstSet = instfixed(CouponRate,Settle,Maturity,FixedReset,Basis,Principal,EndMonthRule)
InstSet = instfixed(InstSet,CouponRate,Settle,Maturity,FixedReset,Basis,Principal,EndMonthRule)
[FieldList,ClassList,TypeString] = instfixed



Instrument variable. This argument is specified only when adding fixed-rate note instruments to an existing instrument set. See instget for more information on the InstSet variable.


Decimal annual rate.


Settlement date. Date character vector or serial date number representing the settlement date of the fixed-rate note.


Date character vector or serial date number representing the maturity date of the fixed-rate note.


(Optional) NINST-by-1 vector representing the frequency of payments per year. Default = 1.


(Optional) Day-count basis of the instrument. A vector of integers.

  • 0 = actual/actual (default)

  • 1 = 30/360 (SIA)

  • 2 = actual/360

  • 3 = actual/365

  • 4 = 30/360 (BMA)

  • 5 = 30/360 (ISDA)

  • 6 = 30/360 (European)

  • 7 = actual/365 (Japanese)

  • 8 = actual/actual (ICMA)

  • 9 = actual/360 (ICMA)

  • 10 = actual/365 (ICMA)

  • 11 = 30/360E (ICMA)

  • 12 = actual/365 (ISDA)

  • 13 = BUS/252

For more information, see Basis.


(Optional) NINST-by-1 of notional principal amounts or NINST-by-1 cell array where each element is a NumDates-by-2 cell array where the first column is dates and the second column is associated principal amount. The date indicates the last day that the principal value is valid. Default is 100.


(Optional) NINST-by-1 vector representing the End-of-month rule. Default = 1.

Data arguments are number of instruments (NINST)-by-1 vectors, scalar, or empty. Fill in unspecified entries vectors with NaN. Only one data argument is required to create the instrument. The others may be omitted or passed as empty matrices [].


InstSet = instfixed(CouponRate,Settle,Maturity,FixedReset,Basis,Principal,EndMonthRule) creates a new instrument set containing fixed-rate instruments.

InstSet = instfixed(InstSet,CouponRate,Settle,Maturity,FixedReset,Basis,Principal,EndMonthRule) adds fixed-rate instruments to an existing instrument set.

[FieldList,ClassList,TypeString] = instfixed displays the classes.

FieldList is a number of fields (NFIELDS-by-1) cell array of character vectors listing the name of each data field for this instrument type.

ClassList is an NFIELDS-by-1 cell array of character vectors listing the data class of each field. The class determines how arguments are parsed. Valid character vectors are 'dble', 'date', and 'char'.

TypeString is a character vector specifying the type of instrument added. For a fixed-rate instrument, TypeString = 'Fixed'.


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Define the characteristics of the fixed-rate instrument.

CouponRate = .03;
Settle = datenum('15-Mar-2013');
Maturity = datenum('15-Mar-2018');
FixedReset = 4;
Basis = 1;
Principal = 1000;
EndMonthRule = 1;

Create the new cap instrument.

ISet = instfixed(CouponRate, Settle, Maturity, FixedReset, Basis, Principal,EndMonthRule)
ISet = struct with fields:
        FinObj: 'Instruments'
    IndexTable: [1x1 struct]
          Type: {'Fixed'}
     FieldName: {{7x1 cell}}
    FieldClass: {{7x1 cell}}
     FieldData: {{7x1 cell}}

Display the fixed-rate instrument.

Index Type  CouponRate Settle         Maturity       FixedReset Basis Principal EndMonthRule
1     Fixed 0.03       15-Mar-2013    15-Mar-2018    4          1     1000      1           

Introduced before R2006a