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Explaining international stock correlations with CPI fluctuations and market volatility

  • Cai, Yijie
  • Chou, Ray Yeutien
  • Li, Dan

This paper investigates the dynamic correlations among six international stock market indices and their relationship to inflation fluctuation and market volatility. The current research uses a newly developed time series model, the Double Smooth Transition Conditional Correlation with Conditional Auto Regressive Range (DSTCC-CARR) model. Findings reveal that international stock correlations are significantly time-varying and the evolution among them is related to cyclical fluctuations of inflation rates and stock volatility. The higher/lower correlations emerge between countries when both countries experience a contractionary/expansionary phase or higher/lower volatilities.

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Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
Issue (Month): 11 (November)
Pages: 2026-2035

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