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Arbitrage in stationary markets


  • Igor Evstigneev


  • Dhruv Kapoor


We analyse questions of arbitrage in financial markets in which asset prices change in time as stationary stochastic processes. The main focus of the paper is on a model where the price vectors are independent and identically distributed. In the framework of this model, we find conditions that are necessary and su¢ cient for the absence of arbitrage opportunities. We discuss the relations between the results obtained and the phenomenon of "volatility-induced growth"in stationary markets.
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  • Igor Evstigneev & Dhruv Kapoor, 2009. "Arbitrage in stationary markets," Decisions in Economics and Finance, Springer;Associazione per la Matematica, vol. 32(1), pages 5-12, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:decfin:v:32:y:2009:i:1:p:5-12 DOI: 10.1007/s10203-008-0083-2

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    1. Michael A. H. Dempster & Igor V. Evstigneev & Klaus R. Schenk-hoppe, 2007. "Volatility-induced financial growth," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(2), pages 151-160.

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    Stationary markets; Arbitrage; Volatility-induced growth; G10; G11; G14;

    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading


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