The optimal call policy for convertible bonds: Is there a market memory effect?

Christianus Henricus Veld, Yuriy Zabolotnyuk

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This article examines the market memory effect in convertible bond markets. We look at the pricing of convertible bonds issued after the original issuer redeemed previous issues without giving an opportunity for investors to benefit from bond value appreciation. We find evidence that the market underprices new convertible bond issues of firms that called their previous convertible bonds early compared with new convertibles bonds of firms that called their previous convertibles late.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661 - 664
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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