Mortgage Pricing: Some Provisional Empirical Results
We test some of the qualitative properties of mortgage pricing models. The models use option pricing techniques, focusing on prepayment as a call option. They imply a quite nonlinear relationship between mortgage price and coupon, interest rates and volatility. We test for both the first and second derivatives of the effects of these variables using data on Ginnie Mae mortgage backed securities. We find that the model is largely supported by the data. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.
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Volume (Year): 18 (1990)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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