Equilibrium Asset Price Dynamics with Holding-Term Switching

David W. K. Yeung

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Recent research has uncovered empirical patterns in financial markets which are difficult to explain in terms of conventional asset pricing models. A variety of methods have been published, under which financial asset returns can be predicted on the basis of publicly available information. This paper presents a framework for the rational pricing of financial assets and derives a tractable price dynamics which incorporates relevant observable market information. In particular, the standard dynamics is generalised by linking asset price to earnings. An asset market populated by two groups of individuals — short holding-term (short-horizon) traders and long holding-term (long-horizon) traders — is modelled. The groups vary in size as market conditions change, and it is shown that rational trading produces an equilibrium price dynamics which is tied to earnings and the rate of interest. The equilibrium is consistent in the sense that it is not possible to garner above-normal expected return through adroit speculation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDecision & Control in Management Science
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honor of Alain Haurie
EditorsGeorges Zaccour
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781475735611
ISBN (Print)9780792379379, 9781441949950
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Computational Management Science
ISSN (Print)1388-4301

User-Defined Keywords

  • Interest Rate
  • Discount Rate
  • Asset Price
  • Financial Asset
  • Dividend Yield


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