- swap agreement
(53B) The term "swap agreement"—(A) means—(i) any agreement, including the terms and conditions incorporated by reference in such agreement, which is—(I) an interest rate swap, option, future, or forward agreement, including a rate floor, rate cap, rate collar, cross-currency rate swap, and basis swap;(II) a spot, same day-tomorrow, tomorrow-next, forward, or other foreign exchange, precious metals, or other commodity agreement;(III) a currency swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(IV) an equity index or equity swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(V) a debt index or debt swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(VI) a total return, credit spread or credit swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(VII) a commodity index or a commodity swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(VIII) a weather swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(IX) an emissions swap, option, future, or forward agreement; or(X) an inflation swap, option, future, or forward agreement;(ii) any agreement or transaction that is similar to any other agreement or transaction referred to in this paragraph and that—(I) is of a type that has been, is presently, or in the future becomes, the subject of recurrent dealings in the swap or other derivatives markets (including terms and conditions incorporated by reference therein); and(II) is a forward, swap, future, option, or spot transaction on one or more rates, currencies, commodities, equity securities, or other equity instruments, debt securities or other debt instruments, quantitative measures associated with an occurrence, extent of an occurrence, or contingency associated with a financial, commercial, or economic consequence, or economic or financial indices or measures of economic or financial risk or value;(iii) any combination of agreements or transactions referred to in this subparagraph;(iv) any option to enter into an agreement or transaction referred to in this subparagraph;(v) a master agreement that provides for an agreement or transaction referred to in clause (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv), together with all supplements to any such master agreement, and without regard to whether the master agreement contains an agreement or transaction that is not a swap agreement under this paragraph, except that the master agreement shall be considered to be a swap agreement under this paragraph only with respect to each agreement or transaction under the master agreement that is referred to in clause (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv); or(vi) any security agreement or arrangement or other credit enhancement related to any agreements or transactions referred to in clause (i) through (v), including any guarantee or reimbursement obligation by or to a swap participant or financial participant in connection with any agreement or transaction referred to in any such clause, but not to exceed the damages in connection with any such agreement or transaction, measured in accordance with section 562; and(B) is applicable for purposes of this title only, and shall not be construed or applied so as to challenge or affect the characterization, definition, or treatment of any swap agreement under any other statute, regulation, or rule, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Legal Certainty for Bank Products Act of 2000, the securities laws (as such term is defined in section 3(a)(47) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) and the Commodity Exchange Act.
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