Jumbo SOFR swaps herald new world of repo betting

Swaps traders told to “learn repo market dynamics” as market catches glimpse of new trading strategy

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A $6 billion interest rate swap that hit the market this week – and was quickly followed by a $3 billion trade – suggests traders are starting to explore opportunities created by the rates world's newest benchmark, the US secured overnight financing rate, or SOFR.

Because the benchmark is a blend of three different repo rates, SOFR swaps could now be used to hedge or exploit repo market moves – and swaps traders will need to be more aware of potential feedback between the markets.

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