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Global Market and Currency Risk in Finnish Stock Market

  • Mika Vaihekoski

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    (School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)

Using conditional international asset pricing models, this paper investigates whether global market and currency risks are priced in the Finnish stock market. We take the view of Finnish investors and study the pricing of the market portfolio and industry portfolios using monthly data from 1987 to 2000. The results give strong support for the pricing of the global market risk yet the local market risk is also priced suggesting mild segmentation. We find strong support for the pricing of currency risk. This suggest that Finnish investors should be concerned with the currency risk even when investing in domestic stocks.

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Volume (Year): 20 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
Pages: 72-88

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