Valuation of Mortgage-Backed Securities and Mortgage Derivatives: A Closed-Form Approximation
In this paper we develop a closed-form and thus computationally highly efficient formula to approximate the value of fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Our modelling framework is based on reduced-form and prepayment-risk-neutral valuation techniques and offers two major extensions compared with existing closed-form approximation approaches: we include a stochastic baseline prepayment factor in our model and we are able to capture the usual S-shaped curve of the refinancing incentive by a piecewise linear approximation. We apply our model to GNMA pass-through securities and test it on a 10-year sample of monthly GNMA MBS market prices for a wide range of coupons.
Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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