IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Relations between Volatility and Returns of Exchange Traded Funds of Emerging Markets and of USA




This paper investigates linkages between equity returns and transmission and persistence of volatilities between US and selected key emerging countries during 2012. The data set consists of daily returns of exchange traded funds (ETF) of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, S. Korea, Turkey and US. The results of the analysis indicate the existence of significant co-movement of returns among all ETFs, as well as transmission and persistence of volatilities of most emerging markets, with the exception of Turkey and Russia, where the volatilities were unaffected by volatilities of other markets. Turkey¡¯s volatility was only transmitted to Indonesia. The findings also indicate that the US market volatility was only transmitted to Indonesia and not to any other market, and the only market whose volatility was transmitted to the US was that of Mexico. The presence of spillovers among stock markets¡¯ return series and persistence of volatilities is indicative of efficiency (or inefficiency) in stock markets, and therefore, is useful to investors interested in diversifying their portfolios.

Suggested Citation

  • Prakash L. Dheeriya & Fahimeh Rezayat & Burhan F. Yavas, 2014. "Relations between Volatility and Returns of Exchange Traded Funds of Emerging Markets and of USA," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 4, pages 44-46, Feburary.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:140104

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Ng, Angela, 2000. "Volatility spillover effects from Japan and the US to the Pacific-Basin," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 207-233, April.
    2. Duan, Jin-Chuan, 1997. "Augmented GARCH (p,q) process and its diffusion limit," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 79(1), pages 97-127, July.
    3. Pretorius, Elna, 2002. "Economic determinants of emerging stock market interdependence," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 3(1), pages 84-105, March.
    4. Vu Thanh Hai & Albert K. Tsui & Zhaoyong Zhang, 2013. "Measuring asymmetry and persistence in conditional volatility in real output: evidence from three East Asian tigers using a multivariate GARCH approach," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(20), pages 2909-2914, July.
    5. Andersen, Torben G & Bollerslev, Tim, 1997. " Heterogeneous Information Arrivals and Return Volatility Dynamics: Uncovering the Long-Run in High Frequency Returns," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 52(3), pages 975-1005, July.
    6. Bollerslev, Tim, 1986. "Generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 307-327, April.
    7. Madhuri Malhotra & M. Thenmozhi & Arun Kumar Gopalaswamy, 2011. "Evidence on Changes in Time Varying Volatility around Bonus and Rights Issue Announcements," Working Papers 2011-061, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
    8. Johnson, Robert & Soenen, Luc, 2003. "Economic integration and stock market comovement in the Americas," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 13(1), pages 85-100, February.
    9. Barry Harrison & Winston Moore, 2009. "Spillover effects from London and Frankfurt to Central and Eastern European stock markets," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(18), pages 1509-1521.
    10. Kyle, Albert S, 1985. "Continuous Auctions and Insider Trading," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 53(6), pages 1315-1335, November.
    11. Kim, Suk-Joong, 2005. "Information leadership in the advanced Asia-Pacific stock markets: Return, volatility and volume information spillovers from the US and Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 338-365, September.
    12. Mouna Abdelhedi-Zouch & Mouna Boujelbene Abbes & Younes Boujelbene, 2011. "Subprime crisis and volatility spillover," International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(1), pages 1-20.
    13. Hong Li, 2007. "International linkages of the Chinese stock exchanges: a multivariate GARCH analysis," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(4), pages 285-297.
    14. Engle, Robert F, 1982. "Autoregressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity with Estimates of the Variance of United Kingdom Inflation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 50(4), pages 987-1007, July.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. repec:pal:assmgt:v:17:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1057_jam.2016.2 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item


    Economic integration; Volatility transmission; GARCH; Emerging markets; ETFs;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bap:journl:140104. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Carlson). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.