"Lec 17 - Callable Bonds and the Mortgage Prepayment Option" Financial Theory (ECON 251) This lecture is about optimal exercise strategies for callable bonds, which are bonds bundled with an option that allows the borrower to pay back the loan early, if she chooses. Using backward induction, we calculate the borrower's optimal strategy and the value of the option. As with the simple examples in the previous lecture, the option value turns out to be very large. The most important callable bond is the fixed rate amortizing mortgage; calling a mortgage means prepaying your remaining balance. We examine how high bankers must set the mortgage rate in order to compensate for the prepayment option they give homeowners. Looking at data on mortgage rates we see that mortgage borrowers often fail to prepay optimally. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Callable Bonds and Mortgage Options 12:14 - Chapter 2. Assessing Option Value via Backward Induction 42:44 - Chapter 3. Fixed Rate Amortizing Mortgage 57:51 - Chapter 4. How Banks Set Mortgage Rates for Prepayers Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2009.
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Lec 4- Efficiency, Assets, and Time
Lec 5- Present Value Prices and the Real Rate of Interest
Lec 6 - Irving Fisher's Impatience Theory of Interest
Lec 7 - Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Collateral, Present Value and the Vocabulary of Finance
Lec 8 - How a Long-Lived Institution Figures an Annual Budget. Yield
Lec 10 - Dynamic Present Value
Lec 12 - Overlapping Generations Models of the Economy
Lec 13 - Demography and Asset Pricing: Will the Stock Market Decline when the Baby Boomers Retire?
Lec 14 - Quantifying Uncertainty and Risk
Lec 15 - Uncertainty and the Rational Expectations Hypothesis
Lec 16 - Backward Induction and Optimal Stopping Times
Lec 18 - Modeling Mortgage Prepayments and Valuing Mortgages
Lec 19 - History of the Mortgage Market: A Personal Narrative
Lec 21 - Dynamic Hedging and Average Life
Lec 22 - Risk Aversion and the Capital Asset Pricing Theorem
Lec 23 - The Mutual Fund Theorem and Covariance Pricing Theorems
Lec 24 - Risk, Return, and Social Security
Lec 25 - The Leverage Cycle and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis