Insider trading with a random deadline

René Caldentey, Ennio Stacchetti

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    Abstract

    We consider a model of strategic trading with asymmetric information of an asset whose value follows a Brownian motion. An insider continuously observes a signal that tracks the evolution of the asset's fundamental value. The value of the asset is publicly revealed at a random time. The equilibrium has two regimes separated by an endogenously determined time T. In [0, T), the insider gradually transfers her information to the market. By time T, all her information has been transferred and the price agrees with the market value of the asset. In the interval [T, ∞), the insider trades large volumes and reveals her information immediately, so market prices track the market value perfectly. Despite this market efficiency, the insider is able to collect strictly positive rents after T.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)245-283
    Number of pages39
    JournalEconometrica
    Volume78
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 2010

    Keywords

    • Asset pricing
    • Insider trading
    • Kyle model
    • Market microstructure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics and Econometrics

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