Towards a General Theory of Bond Markets
AbstractThe main purpose of the paper is to provide a mathematical background for the theory of bond markets similar to that available for stock markets. We suggest two constructions of stochastic integrals with respect to processes taking values in a space of continuous functions. Such integrals are used to define the evolution of the value of a portfolio of bonds corresponding to a trading strategy which is a measure- valued predictable process. The existence of an equivalent martingale measure is discussed and HJM-type conditions are derived for a jump-diffusion model. The question of market completeness is considered as a problem of the range of a certain integral operator. We introduce a concept of approximate market completeness and show that a market is approximately complete if an equivalent martingale measure is unique.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 143.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Dec 1996
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Publication status: Published in Finance and Stochastics, 1997, pages 141-174.
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Bond market; term structure of interest rates; stochastic integral; Banach space-valued integrators; measure-valued portfolio; jump-diffusion model; martingale measure; arbitrage; market completeness;
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- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
- G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
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