Variance Decomposition of Stock Returns and Dividend Imputation System
AbstractThe relative contribution to stock price volatility of news in expected future dividends and in expected future returns in Australia is studied. The effect of the dividend imputation tax system on such contribution is investigated. It is found that news in expected future returns contributes more to price volatility in recent observations. Compared to an economy under the classical tax system such as the U.S., the negative correlation between the news about dividends and the news about returns are substantially higher under the imputation system.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 614.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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