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Idiosyncratic Risk in Emerging Markets

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  • Timotheos Angelidis

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In this study, the properties and portfolio management implications of the value-weighted idiosyncratic volatility in 24 emerging markets are examined. The paper provides evidence against the view that the rise of idiosyncratic risk is a global phenomenon. Furthermore, specific and market risks jointly predict market returns as there is a negative (positive) relation between idiosyncratic (market) risk and subsequent stock returns. Idiosyncratic volatility is the most important component of tracking error volatility and it does not exhibit either an upward or a downward trend. Thus, investors do not have to increase, on an average, the number of stocks that they hold, to keep the active risk constant.

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Paper provided by University of Peloponnese, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0018.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uop:wpaper:0018

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Keywords: Emerging markets; Idiosyncratic risk; Portfolio management; Tracking error volatility.;

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  1. Korkmaz, Turhan & Çevik, Emrah İ. & Atukeren, Erdal, 2012. "Return and volatility spillovers among CIVETS stock markets," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 230-252.
  2. Flavia Corneli, 2009. "The Saving Glut Explanation of Global Imbalances: the Role of Underinvestment," Economics Working Papers ECO2009/41, European University Institute.
  3. Chia-Hao Lee & Pei-I Chou, 2012. "Trading Activity and Financial Market Integration," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 47(3), pages 589-616, 08.
  4. Pithak Srisuksai, 2012. "Model-based Measures of Output Gap: Application to the Thai Economy," Applied Economics Journal, Kasetsart University, Faculty of Economics, Center for Applied Economic Research, vol. 19(2), pages 66-89, December.
  5. Nartea, Gilbert V. & Wu, Ji & Liu, Zhentao, 2013. "Does idiosyncratic volatility matter in emerging markets? Evidence from China," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 137-160.
  6. Stavros Degiannakis & Andreas Andrikopoulos & Timotheos Angelidis & Christos Floros, 2013. "Return dispersion, stock market liquidity and aggregate economic activity," Working Papers 166, Bank of Greece.
  7. Mu-Shun Wang, 2013. "Idiosyncratic Volatility and the Expected Stock Returns for Exploring the Relationship with Panel Threshold Regression," Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 113-129, May.
  8. Kearney, Colm, 2012. "Emerging markets research: Trends, issues and future directions," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 13(2), pages 159-183.

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