Capital market imperfections view

Definition:

The view that issuing debt is generally valuable, but that the firm's optimal choice of capital structure involves various other views of capital structure ( net corporate/personal tax, agency cost, bankruptcy cost, and pecking order), that result from considerations of asymmetric information, asymmetric taxes, and transaction costs.

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Irrational call option

The implied call imbedded in a MBS. Irrational because the call is sometimes not exercised when it is in the money (interest rates are below the threshold to refinance), and sometimes exercised when... Read More

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