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Securities market theory: possession, repo and rehypothecation

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  • Jean Marc Bottazzi

    (JP Morgan and Paris School of Economics)

  • Jaime Luque

    (Univ. Carlos III Madrid)

  • Mario Pascoa

    (Univ. Nova Lisboa.)

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By introducing repo markets we understand how agents need to borrow issued securities before shorting them: (re)-hypothecation is at the heart of shorting. Non-negative amounts of securities in the box of an agent (amounts borrowed or owned but not lent on) can be sold, and recursive use of securities as collateral allows agents to leverage their positions. A binding box constraint induces a liquidity premium: the repo rate becomes special and the security price higher than expected discounted cash-flows. Existence of equilibrium is guaranteed under limited re-hypothecation, a situation secured by (current or proposed) institutional arrangements.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2011 Meeting Papers with number 1214.

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  1. Jean-Marc Bottazzi & Jaime Luque & Mário R. Páscoa, 2012. "Trading and rational security pricing bubbles," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00673995, HAL.
  2. Balasko, Yves & Geanakoplos, John, 2012. "Introduction to general equilibrium," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 147(2), pages 400-406.
  3. Jean-Marc Bottazzi & Jaime Luque & Mario R. Pascoa & Suresh Sundaresan, 2011. "The dollar squeeze of the financial crisis," Economics Working Papers we1139, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  4. Andrei Kapaev, 2013. "Remark on repo and options," Papers 1311.5211, arXiv.org.
  5. Jean-Marc Bottazzi & Jaime Luque & Mário R. Páscoa & Suresh Sundaresan, 2012. "The Dollar Squeeze of the Financial Crisis," Post-Print halshs-00673982, HAL.
  6. Renato Bruni & Francesco Cesarone & Andrea Scozzari & Fabio Tardella, 2012. "A new stochastic dominance approach to enhanced index tracking problems," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3460-3470.
  7. Anouk Levels & Jeannette Capel, 2012. "Is Collateral Becoming Scarce? Evidence for the euro area," DNB Occasional Studies 1001, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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