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Robust estimation of systematic risk using the t distribution in the chilean stock markets


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  • David Cademartori
  • Cecilia Romo
  • Ricardo Campos
  • Manuel Galea
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    This article deals with the estimate of the systematic risk of a share, assuming that returns follow an independent t distribution. In order to analyse the sensibility to possible outliers and/or atypical returns of the maximum likelihood estimator of the systematic risk, the local influence method was implemented. The results are illustrated by using a set of shares of companies belonging to the Chilean stock market. The main conclusion is that the t model with small degrees of freedom is able to incorporate possible outliers and influential returns in the data.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 447-453

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:10:y:2003:i:7:p:447-453

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