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Asymmetric convergence in US financial credit default swap sector index markets

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  • Chen, Li-Hsueh
  • Hammoudeh, Shawkat
  • Yuan, Yuan

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This study examines the asymmetric adjustments to the long-run equilibrium for credit default swap (CDS) sector indexes of three financial sectors – banking, financial services and insurance – in the presence of a threshold effect. The results of the momentum-threshold autoregression (M-TAR) models demonstrate that asymmetric cointegration exists for all pairs comprised of those three CDS indexes. The speeds of adjustment in the long-run are much higher in the case of adjustments from below the threshold than from above for all the pairs. The estimates of The MTAR-VEC models suggest that the dual CDS index return in each sector pair participates in the adjustment to equilibrium in the short- and long-run taken together. But in the long-run alone, only one of the two spreads in each pair participates. Policy implications are also provided.

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  • Chen, Li-Hsueh & Hammoudeh, Shawkat & Yuan, Yuan, 2011. "Asymmetric convergence in US financial credit default swap sector index markets," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 51(4), pages 408-418.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:quaeco:v:51:y:2011:i:4:p:408-418
    DOI: 10.1016/j.qref.2011.06.001
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    Keywords

    Credit default swaps; Threshold; Asymmetric adjustment; Widenings; Narrowings;

    JEL classification:

    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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