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Pricing Fixed-Income Securities in an Information-Based Framework

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  • Lane P. Hughston
  • Andrea Macrina

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In this paper we introduce a class of information-based models for the pricing of fixed-income securities. We consider a set of continuous- time information processes that describe the flow of information about market factors in a monetary economy. The nominal pricing kernel is at any given time assumed to be given by a function of the values of information processes at that time. By use of a change-of-measure technique we derive explicit expressions for the price processes of nominal discount bonds, and deduce the associated dynamics of the short rate of interest and the market price of risk. The interest rate positivity condition is expressed as a differential inequality. We proceed to the modelling of the price-level, which at any given time is also taken to be a function of the values of the information processes at that time. A simple model for a stochastic monetary economy is introduced in which the prices of nominal discount bonds and inflation-linked notes can be expressed in terms of aggregate consumption and the liquidity benefit generated by the money supply.

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  • Lane P. Hughston & Andrea Macrina, 2009. "Pricing Fixed-Income Securities in an Information-Based Framework," Papers 0911.1610, arXiv.org, revised Apr 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:0911.1610
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    1. Andrea Macrina & Priyanka A. Parbhoo, 2010. "Security Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting," Papers 1001.3570, arXiv.org, revised Jun 2010.
    2. Andrea Macrina & Priyanka A. Parbhoo, 2010. "Securities Pricing with Information-Sensitive Discounting," KIER Working Papers 695, Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research.
    3. Gabriele Sarais & Damiano Brigo, 2014. "Inflation securities valuation with macroeconomic-based no-arbitrage dynamics," Papers 1403.7799, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2014.

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