Bond Indifference Prices
Quantitative Finance, Forthcoming
23 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2021
Date Written: December 11, 2020
In a market with stochastic interest rates, we consider an investor who can either (i) invest all of his wealth in a money market account or (ii) purchase zero-coupon bonds and invest the remainder of his wealth in the money market account. The indifference price of the zero-coupon bond is the price at which the investor could achieve the same expected utility under both strategies. In an affine term structure setting, we show that the indifference price of the zero-coupon bond is the root of an integral equation, when the investor's utility function is of exponential or power form. As an example, we compute the indifference price and the corresponding indifference yield curve in the Vasicek model and conduct sensitivity analysis to study the impact of various parameters on the yield curve. Furthermore, we discuss the choice of numeraire and its impact on the indifference prices.
Keywords: Bond, Pricing, Risk Neutral, Stochastic Interest, Yield
JEL Classification: G12, G13
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