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A quantum mechanical model for the rate of return

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  • Liviu-Adrian Cotfas

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In their activity, the traders approximate the rate of return by integer multiples of a minimal one. Therefore, it can be regarded as a quantized variable. On the other hand, there is the impossibility of observing the rate of return and its instantaneous forward time derivative, even if we consider it as a continuous variable. We present a quantum model for the rate of return based on the mathematical formalism used in the case of quantum systems with finite-dimensional Hilbert space. The rate of return is described by a discrete wave function and its time evolution by a Schodinger type equation.

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  • Liviu-Adrian Cotfas, 2012. "A quantum mechanical model for the rate of return," Papers 1211.1938, arXiv.org.
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