Optimal convergence trade strategies

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Convergence trades exploit temporary mispricing by simultaneously buying relatively underpriced assets and selling short relatively overpriced assets. This paper studies optimal convergence trades under both recurring and nonrecurring arbitrage opportunities represented by continuing and "stopped" cointegrated price processes and considers both fixed and stochastic (Poisson) horizons. Conventional long-short delta neutral strategies are generally suboptimal and it can be optimal to simultaneously go long (or short) in two mispriced assets. Optimal portfolio holdings critically depend on whether the risky asset position is liquidated when prices converge. Our theoretical results are illustrated on pairs of Chinese bank shares traded on both the Hong Kong and China stock exchanges.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftReview of Financial Studies
Vol/bind26
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)1048-1086
Antal sider39
ISSN0893-9454
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 apr. 2013

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