The tail behavior of stock index return on the Jamaican Stock Exchange
AbstractThis paper is concerned with the application of extreme value theory (EVT) to daily stock market closing prices on the Jamaican Stock Exchange to determine whether or not stock market returns follow a heavy-tail stable distribution. Our empirical result does not reject a heavy tail stable distribution for returns. It also establishes that the Jamaican Stock Exchange return index has a significantly fatter tail than returns from industrial markets.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Hunter College: Department of Economics in its series Hunter College Department of Economics Working Papers with number 305.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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