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Fractional Dynamics in Japanese Financial Time Series

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  • John Barkoulas

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    (Boston College)

  • Christopher F. Baum

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    (Boston College)

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Using the spectral regression and Gaussian semiparametric methods of estimating the long-memory parameter, we test for fractional dynamic behavior in a number of important Japanese financial time series: spot exchange rates, forward exchange rates, stock prices, currency forward premia, Euroyen deposit rates, and the Euroyen term premium. Stochastic long memory is established as a feature of the currency forward premia, Euroyen deposit rates, and Euroyen term premium series. The martingale model cannot be rejected for the spot, forward, and stock price series.

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Paper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 334..

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 1996
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Publication status: published, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 1998, 6:1-2, 115-124.
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocoec:334

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Keywords: Time series; long memory; spectral regression; Gaussian semiparametric method;

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