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Optimal execution of Portfolio transactions with geometric price process

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  • Gerardo Hernandez-del-Valle
  • Carlos Pacheco-Gonzalez

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In this paper we derive the optimal execution trajectory for a trader who wishes to buy or sell a large position of shares which evolve as a geometric Brownian process in contrast to the arithmetic model which prevails in the existing literature, and with a general temporary impact $h$. We provide a couple of examples which illustrate the results. We would like to stress the fact that in this paper we use understandable user-friendly techniques.

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  • Gerardo Hernandez-del-Valle & Carlos Pacheco-Gonzalez, 2009. "Optimal execution of Portfolio transactions with geometric price process," Papers 0908.1211, arXiv.org, revised Nov 2009.
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