|Date||Nov 30, 2018|
We consider an optimal investment/consumption problem to maximize expected utility from consumption. In this market model, the investor is allowed to choose a portfolio which consists of one bond, one liquid risky asset (no transaction costs) and one illiquid risky asset (proportional transaction costs). We fully characterize the optimal trading and consumption strategies in terms of the solution of the free boundary ODE with an integral constraint. We find an explicit characterization of model parameters for the well-posedness of the problem, and show that the problem is well-posed if and only if there exists a shadow price process. Finally, we describe how the investor's optimal strategy is affected by the additional opportunity of trading the liquid risky asset, compared to the simpler model with one bond and one illiquid risky asset.