Speculative securities

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Economic Theory, 14, pp. 653-668, 1999
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dc.contributor.author Marín, José M.
dc.contributor.author Rahi, Rohit
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 1997-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Economic Theory, 14, pp. 653-668, 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1049
dc.description.abstract A speculative security is an asset whose payoff depends on a random shock uncorrelated with economic fundamentals (a sunspot) about which some traders have superior information. In this paper we show that agents may find it desirable to trade such a security in spite of the fact that it is a poorer hedge against their endowment risks as the time of trade, and has an associated adverse selection cost. In the specific institutional setting of innovation of futures contracts, we show that a futures exchange may not have an incentive to introduce a speculative security even when all traders favor it.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 223
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dc.title Speculative securities
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2016-06-04T02:50:19Z
dc.subject.keyword Finance and Accounting
dc.subject.keyword information revelation
dc.subject.keyword sunspots
dc.subject.keyword security design
dc.subject.keyword futures contract
dc.subject.keyword trading volume
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