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Has the stock market grown more volatile?


  • David S. Laster
  • Kevin Cole


The record number of fifty-point daily moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1996--forty-five in the first three quarters alone--has attracted considerable media attention. An analysis traces this phenomenon to two basic causes: the record level of the Dow and the return of price volatility to post-World War II norms following several years of low volatility.

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  • David S. Laster & Kevin Cole, 1996. "Has the stock market grown more volatile?," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 2(Oct).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednci:y:1996:i:oct:n:v.2no.11

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