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On the Term Structure of Futures and Forward Prices

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  • Björk, Tomas

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  • Landen, Camilla

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We investigate the term structure of forward and futures prices for models where the price processes are allowed to be driven by a general marked point process as well as by a multidimensional Wiener process. Within an infinite dimensional HJM-type model for futures and forwards we study the properties of futures and forward convenience yield rates. For finite dimensional factor models, we develop a theory of affine term structures, which is shown to include almost all previously known models. We also derive two general pricing formulas for futures options. Finally we present an easily applicable sufficient condition for the possibility of fitting a finite dimensional futures price model to an arbitrary initial futures price curve, by introducing a time dependent function in the drift term.

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  • Björk, Tomas & Landen, Camilla, 2000. "On the Term Structure of Futures and Forward Prices," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 0417, Stockholm School of Economics, revised 20 Dec 2000.
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    3. Esquível, Manuel L. & Veiga, Carlos & Wystup, Uwe, 2010. "Unifying exotic option closed formulas," CPQF Working Paper Series 23, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Centre for Practical Quantitative Finance (CPQF).
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    5. Björk, Tomas & Blix, Magnus & Landen, Camilla, 2005. "On finite dimensional realizations for the term structure of futures prices," SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 620, Stockholm School of Economics.

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    Keywords

    term structure; futures price; forward price; options; jump-diffusion model; affine term structure;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing

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