Lin, William and Sun, David (2007): Liquidity-adjusted benchmark yield curves: a look at trading concentration and information. Published in: Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies , Vol. 4, No. 10 (December 2007): pp. 491-518.
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Estimation of benchmark yield curve in developing markets is often influenced by liquidity concentration. Based on an affine term structure model, we develop a long run liquidity weighted fitting method to address the trading concentration phenomenon arising from horizon-induced clientele equilibrium as well as information discovery. Specifically, we employ arguments from models of liquidity concentration and benchmark security information. After examining time series behavior of price errors against our fitted model, we find results consistent with both the horizon and information hypotheses. Our evidence indicates that trading liquidity carries information effect in the long run, which cannot be fully captured in the short run. Trading liquidity plays a key role in long run term structure fitting. Markets for liquid benchmark government bond issues collectively form a long term equilibrium. Compared with previous studies, our results provide a robust and realistic characterization of the spot rate term structure and related price forecasting over time, which in turn help portfolio investment of fixed income and long run pricing of financial instruments.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Liquidity-adjusted benchmark yield curves: a look at trading concentration and information|
|Keywords:||liquidity, trading concentration, information discovery, term structure, yield curve|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E43 - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D53 - Financial Markets
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing ; Trading Volume ; Bond Interest Rates
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D40 - General
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search ; Learning ; Information and Knowledge ; Communication ; Belief ; Unawareness
|Depositing User:||David Sun|
|Date Deposited:||11. Mar 2012 14:52|
|Last Modified:||08. Sep 2015 16:30|
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