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Modelling stock returns in Africa's emerging equity markets

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  • Alagidede, Paul
  • Panagiotidis, Theodore

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We investigate the behaviour of stock returns in Africa's largest markets namely, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. The validity of the random walk hypothesis is examined and rejected by employing a battery of tests. Secondly we employ smooth transition and conditional volatility models to uncover the dynamics of the first two moments and examine weak form efficiency. The empirical stylized facts of volatility clustering, leptokurtosis and leverage effect are present in the African data.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Financial Analysis.

Volume (Year): 18 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (March)
Pages: 1-11

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Keywords: Stock returns Weak form efficiency Asymmetric volatility African stock markets;

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