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Long-Term Factorization of Affine Pricing Kernels

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  • Likuan Qin
  • Vadim Linetsky

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This paper constructs and studies the long-term factorization of affine pricing kernels into discounting at the rate of return on the long bond and the martingale component that accomplishes the change of probability measure to the long forward measure. The principal eigenfunction of the affine pricing kernel germane to the long-term factorization is an exponential-affine function of the state vector with the coefficient vector identified with the fixed point of the Riccati ODE. The long bond volatility and the volatility of the martingale component are explicitly identified in terms of this fixed point. A range of examples from the asset pricing literature is provided to illustrate the theory.

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  • Likuan Qin & Vadim Linetsky, 2016. "Long-Term Factorization of Affine Pricing Kernels," Papers 1610.00778, arXiv.org, revised Jul 2017.
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