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Dynamic stock market covariances in the Eurozone

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  • Connor, Gregory
  • Suurlaht, Anita

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This paper examines the short-term dynamics, macroeconomic sensitivities, and longer-term trends in the variances and covariances of national equity market index daily returns for eleven countries in the Euro currency zone. We modify Colacito, Engle and Ghysel's Mixed Data Sampling Dynamic Conditional Correlation Garch model to include a new scalar measure for the degree of correlatedness in time-varying correlation matrices. We also explore the robustness of the findings with a less model-dependent realized covariance estimator. We find a secular trend toward higher correlation during our sample period, and significant linkages between macroeconomic and market-wide variables and dynamic correlation. One notable finding is that average correlation between these markets is lower when their average GDP growth rate is lower or when more of them have negative GDP growth.

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  • Connor, Gregory & Suurlaht, Anita, 2013. "Dynamic stock market covariances in the Eurozone," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 353-370.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:37:y:2013:i:c:p:353-370
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2013.06.008
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    Keywords

    Dynamic conditional correlation; Multivariate GARCH; International stock market integration; European Monetary Union;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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