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The timing of information transmission in financial markets

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  • Vindel, Jose M.
  • Trincado, Estrella

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This article shows turbulent behavior in a series of financial indexes assuming that they follow a cascade process of the same type as do turbulent fluids. With such a model, the energy flux between the eddies that emerge in the fluid is analogous to the financial information flux over the course of time. The results obtained confirm the variability of variation of the indexes for the considered time scale (the turbulent intermittency typical for fluids), and they also confirm that when we descend along the cascade, that is to say, when we consider smaller time intervals, the rate at which the hypothetical eddies of information dissipate becomes greater than the rate at which the information is transmitted. This fact can explain the cyclical nature of crises: ultimately, financial events have a memory of the past. Besides, the NASDAQ singular behavior regarding the number of jumps, the degree of intermittency of the turbulence and the life time of the hypothetical eddies has been analysed.

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  • Vindel, Jose M. & Trincado, Estrella, 2010. "The timing of information transmission in financial markets," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(24), pages 5749-5758.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:389:y:2010:i:24:p:5749-5758
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2010.08.048
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    1. Trincado, Estrella & Vindel, José María, 2015. "An application of econophysics to the history of economic thought: The analysis of texts from the frequency of appearance of key words," Economics Discussion Papers 2015-51, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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