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We shall assume that this is not the case and that any zero prices have been "corrected" as outlined. Note that negative prices do not cause any problems. For most applications, of course, asset prices will be positive. One common assumption that will ensure this is limited liability. An asset has limited liability if there is no possibility of its requiring any additional payments subsequent to its purchase. That is, yi 3 0. ) As we shall see. the absence of arbitrage will assure that an asset with limited liability has a positive price vi > 0 so that z;.
2,. ,. . , z S _ ,. , . . ). Proof. If z,. is linearly dependent on the other state return vectors, then zs. = 2 Anzo.. O^S Thus for all q , But if state s is insurable, then there is an q which satisfies (12), and for this vector this sum is zero term by term and cannot equal 1 as required. If zi. is not linearly dependent on the other rows, then rank (Z, i,) = rank (Z). But by the rule of rank a solution to (12) then exists. D. As an example of insurability, consider the economy Theory of Financial The portfolio (2, -1) has a return pattern (4,0, 0), so insurance against The returns in the second and third the first state is possible at a cost of i.
The payoff on a forward contract, fi, with specified purchase price X is Vf=y-x. (9) A short position in a forward contract is the reciprocal obligation namely, a commitment to sell the underlying primitive asset. A (single-period) call option represents the right, but not the obligation, to purchase at the end of the period a set number of units (shares) of a particular primitive asset at a price specified at the beginning of the period. This price is known as the striking price or exercise price.