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Term Structure Multiplicity and Clientele in Markets with Transactions Costs and Taxes


  • Dermody, Jaime Cuevas
  • Prisman, Eliezer Zeev


The authors investigate term structure with realistic transactions costs and taxes. Its properties are derived from a certain no- arbitrage condition via duality theory in convex programming. Transac tions costs imply an infinite multiplicity of term structures. A simp le example with realistic transactions costs shows that this multipli city can induce a valuation range of over 277 basis points. Transacti ons costs also allow equilibrium without short-sale restrictions. The authors find the minimum transactions costs that prevent arbitrage. Each investor is shown to have a new type of clientele effect, called a weak long or a weak short clientele effect, for each bond. Copyright 1988 by American Finance Association.

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  • Dermody, Jaime Cuevas & Prisman, Eliezer Zeev, 1988. " Term Structure Multiplicity and Clientele in Markets with Transactions Costs and Taxes," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 43(4), pages 893-911, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:43:y:1988:i:4:p:893-911

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    1. Frank Milne & Edwin Neave, 2003. "A General Equilibrium Financial Asset Economy with Transaction Costs and Trading Constraints," Working Papers 1082, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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    6. Ioannides, Michalis, 2003. "A comparison of yield curve estimation techniques using UK data," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 1-26, January.

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