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The optimal call policy for convertible bonds: Is there a market memory effect?


  • Chris Veld
  • Yuriy Zabolotnyuk


This article examines the market memory effect in convertible bond markets. We look at the pricing of convertible bonds issued after the original issuer redeemed previous issues without giving an opportunity for investors to benefit from bond value appreciation. We find evidence that the market underprices new convertible bond issues of firms that called their previous convertible bonds early compared with new convertibles bonds of firms that called their previous convertibles late.

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  • Chris Veld & Yuriy Zabolotnyuk, 2012. "The optimal call policy for convertible bonds: Is there a market memory effect?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(7), pages 661-664, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:7:p:661-664
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.593494

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    1. Bruce D. Grundy & Patrick Verwijmeren, 2012. "Dividend-Protected Convertible Bonds and the Disappearance," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-060/2/DSF37, Tinbergen Institute.

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