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Bonds with volatilities proportional to forward rates

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  • Michal Baran
  • Jerzy Zabczyk

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The problem of existence of solution for the Heath-Jarrow-Morton equation with linear volatility and purely jump random factor is studied. Sufficient conditions for existence and non-existence of the solution in the class of bounded fields are formulated. It is shown that if the first derivative of the Levy-Khinchin exponent grows slower then logarithmic function then the answer is positive and if it is bounded from below by a fractional power function of any positive order then the answer is negative. Numerous examples including models with Levy measures of stable type are presented.

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  • Michal Baran & Jerzy Zabczyk, 2009. "Bonds with volatilities proportional to forward rates," Papers 0911.1119, arXiv.org.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:0911.1119
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    1. David Heath & Robert Jarrow & Andrew Morton, 2008. "Bond Pricing And The Term Structure Of Interest Rates: A New Methodology For Contingent Claims Valuation," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Financial Derivatives Pricing Selected Works of Robert Jarrow, chapter 13, pages 277-305, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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