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Portfolio Diversification: Alive and well in Euroland !

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  • Kpate ADJAOUTE
  • Jean-Pierre DANTHINE

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Diversification opportunities in Euroland appear to have improved significantly since the advent of the euro, thus invalidating the prospects identified in the last years of the convergence-to-EMU period. We identify low frequency movements in the time series of return dispersions suggestive of cycles and long swings in return correlations. The most recent post-euro period is clearly associated with an important upswing with return dispersions exceeding for the first time their peaks of the early nineties.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 01.08.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2001
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Publication status: Published in Applied Financial Economics, vol. 14 (17), November 2004, pp. 1225-1231
Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:01.08

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Keywords: portfolio diversification; return dispersion; euro;

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  1. Adjaoute, Kpate & Danthine, Jean-Pierre, 2001. "EMU and Portfolio Diversification Opportunities," CEPR Discussion Papers 2962, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Geert Bekaert & Campbell R. Harvey, 1994. "Time-Varying World Market Integration," NBER Working Papers 4843, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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