Questions tagged [asset-pricing]

The branch of Finance that studies and models how specific assets (such as options, bonds and stocks) are priced.

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Flow budget constraint in a paper by Garleanu and Panageas

I am reading this paper and got confused by Equation (6) in said paper. Suppose there is an investor that can trade in riskless bonds that pay interest rate $r_t$, and holds a market portfolio with ...
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Can we use the utility of discounted flows to do asset pricing?

Is it possible to do asset pricing by using the expected utility of the present value of all future discounted cash flows ? I aim to use this utility function to define an optimal portfolio, but I ...
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Are there studies that use the efficient market hypothesis to explain the impact of science in a given market?

I have data on an online market where sellers offer services such as social media bots. I have the following hypothesis: technological development and increased capabilities (e.g., better ...
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Connection between pricing kernels and kernel methods in linear algebra

I'm trying to understand the idea of pricing kernels. I have a maths/computer science background so I understand that kernel methods map information from "data" space into high-dimensional &...
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Difference in difference on election impact on asset prices?

I am looking to research the impact of Brexit on the FTSE100 index. FTSE100 is an stock index of the 100 largest UK companies. The UK also has FTSE250 which is an index of 250 mid-cap companies (not ...
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Put Call Parity Question - Calculating Risk free rate ; has my professor left something out or is it possible?

You buy a share of stock, write a 1-year call on the stock with strike price of $90, and buy a 1-year put option with the same strike. The cost of this three-instrument portfolio is$86.53. The stock ...
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Why does S&P 500 have a P/E Multiple of ca. 25 while other indexes (for ex. DAX) around 16?

I was thinking about a topic for my bachelor´s thesis and came across an interesting thing: P/E and other multiples of S&P500 were higher than those of other markets. Is there any research on this ...
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Why is the portfolio weight of the risk-free asset capped at 1?

I am reading Investment Science by David Luenberger, and in it he creates a portfolio with a risk-free asset and a risky asset. α is the weight of the risk-free asset, and he sets α ≤ 1. Why is that? ...
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Does the payoff in a future option contract include the price of the future contract?

This website has this diagram which shows the payoff as $0$ for $S_T\leq X$ or $S_T\geq X$ (depending on the position-option combination). But isn't the buyer/seller of the position down/up the ...
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Finding the market portfolio in a two-asset market under CAPM

I'm working on an unassessed course problem, Consider a market with risk-free return $5\%$ and two risky investment $A$ and $B$. We are given the following data: \begin{matrix} \text{Investment} &...
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Calculating the value of this asset

calculate the cash value of a financed asset that is paid in the following way: an initial payment of 500,000, in month 2 a payment equal to half its value, in month 7 a payment equal to a third of ...
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Is there a type financial instrument that can realistically increase its value 100 fold

Is there a type of financial instrument with extreme volatility, which could realistically grow in value by 10 000% over less than a year? If there isn't one that's commonly traded, could I craft one ...
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Price discrepancy between the same company's stock on two exchanges

The graph shows a company's stock prices on two exchanges: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE). Since these prices are denominated in different currencies, the NYSE price is ...
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Does the near-zero value of Fannie and Freddie shares indicate the validity of the Discount Dividend Model?

The Discount Dividend Model posits that the value of equities is equal to the discounted value of future dividend payments of a firm; for a firm that doesn't pay a dividend, you presume that they are ...
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When could value functions in Bellman equations be calculated explicitly?

Given the simplest form of a Lucas model, i.e., a Bellman equation given by \begin{align} J(x_t) & = \max_{c_t, x_{t+1}} \{ u(c_t) + \beta E_{\pi} [ J(x_{t+1})] \} \\ & \textrm{ s.t. } ...
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What are the theoretical approaches to ambiguity?

I'm trying to understand the different approaches that economists took to investigate ambiguity. Two approaches particularly caught my eyes: the model by Klibanoff, Marinacci and Mukerji (2009), and ...
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Stochastic discount factor derivation

What are the intermediate steps to arrive at equation (4) in Lettau and Wachter 2007? Here is the paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bc0oOqKGm0otYbywf5gdfwzpRpA-D11p/view I am confused why there ...
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Habit formation ala Constantinides (1990)

Consider the following problem, from Constantinides (1990). \begin{align} V(W_0, x_0) \equiv \max_{c, \alpha} \mathrm{E}_0 \int_0^\infty e^{-\rho s}\gamma^{-1}[c(s) - x(s)]^\gamma \mathrm{d}s, \end{...
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Replicate average risk-free rate in Wachter 2005, "Solving models with external habit"

I might be making a really simple mistake somewhere, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm trying to replicate the results in Wachter 2005, "Solving models with external habit". (You can also ...
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