IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/jfinan/v44y1989i5p1263-87.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Primes and Scores: An Essay on Market Imperfections

Author

Listed:
  • Jarrow, Robert A
  • O'Hara, Maureen

Abstract

This paper investigates the reported relative mispricing of primes and scores to the underlying stock. Given transaction costs, the authors establish arbitrage-based bounds on prime and score prices. They then develop a new nonparametric statistical technique to test whether prime and score prices violate these bounds. They find that prime and score prices do exceed stock prices, and often by a considerable amount. They demonstrate that this increased value is most likely due to the score's ability to save on the costs of dynamic hedging. They also show how short sale and trust size constraints impede the ability to arbitrage price disparities. Copyright 1989 by American Finance Association.

Suggested Citation

  • Jarrow, Robert A & O'Hara, Maureen, 1989. " Primes and Scores: An Essay on Market Imperfections," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 44(5), pages 1263-1287, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:44:y:1989:i:5:p:1263-87
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-1082%28198912%2944%3A5%3C1263%3APASAEO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-V&origin=repec
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. John R. Ezzell & James A. Miles & J. Harold Mulherin, 2001. "Is there Really a When-Issued Premium?," Claremont Colleges Working Papers 2001-34, Claremont Colleges.
    2. Gagnon, Louis & Andrew Karolyi, G., 2010. "Multi-market trading and arbitrage," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(1), pages 53-80, July.
    3. Cerreia-Vioglio, S. & Maccheroni, F. & Marinacci, M., 2015. "Put–Call Parity and market frictions," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 157(C), pages 730-762.
    4. David M. Schizer & Michael R. Powers & Martin Shubik, 2003. "Market Bubbles and Wasteful Avoidance: Tax and Regulatory Constraints on Short Sales," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm356, Yale School of Management.
    5. Charupat, Narat & Prisman, Eliezer Z., 1997. "Financial Innovations and Arbitrage Pricing in Economies with Frictions: Revisited," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 74(2), pages 435-447, June.
    6. Schultz, Paul & Shive, Sophie, 2010. "Mispricing of dual-class shares: Profit opportunities, arbitrage, and trading," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 98(3), pages 524-549, December.
    7. Huckins, Nancy White, 1995. "Repackaging cashflows and the creation of value: The case of primes and scores," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 4(2-3), pages 123-142.
    8. Henderson, Brian J. & Pearson, Neil D., 2011. "The dark side of financial innovation: A case study of the pricing of a retail financial product," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 227-247, May.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:44:y:1989:i:5:p:1263-87. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/afaaaea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.