Measuring Financial Cash Flow and Term Structure Dynamics
Kent State GSM Dept. of Finance Working Paper
27 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2001
Date Written: November 30, 2001
Financial turbulence is a phenomenon occurring in anti - persistent markets. In contrast, financial crises occur in persistent markets. A relationship can be established between these two extreme phenomena of long term market dependence and the older financial concept of financial (il-)liquidity. The measurement of the degree of market persistence and the measurement of the degree of market liquidity are related. To accomplish the two research objectives of measurement and simulation of different degrees of financial liquidity, I propose to boldly reformulate and reinterpret the classical laws of fluid mechanics into cash flow mechanics. At first this approach may appear contrived and artificial, but the end results of these reformulations and reinterpretations are useful quantifiable financial quantities, which will assist us with the measurement, analysis and proper characterization of modern dynamic financial markets in ways that classical comparative static financial - \ economic analyses do not allow.
JEL Classification: C63, D52, G10, G14
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