The structure of international stock market returns
AbstractThe behavior of international stock market returns in terms of their distributional properties, serial dependence, long-memory and conditional volatility is examined. A factor analysis is employed to identify the underlying dimensions of the returns. The analysis reveals the existence of meaningful factors when these are estimated from the empirical properties of a large set of international equity indices. Furthermore, the factor scores discriminate very well the stock markets according to size and level of development.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics (CEMAPRE), School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon in its series CEMAPRE Working Papers with number 1002.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2010
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International stock markets; Serial dependence; Long-memory; Conditional volatility; Factor analysis.;
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- C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
- G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
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