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The Portuguese stock market cycle: Chronology and duration dependence

  • Vitor Castro

This paper tries to identify, for the first time, a chronology for the Portuguese stock market cycle and test for the presence of duration dependence in bull and bear markets. A duration-dependent Markov-switching model is estimated over monthly growth rates of the Portuguese stock index for the period January 1989 to April 2012. Six episodes of bull/bear markets are identified during that period, as well as the presence of positive duration dependence in bear but not in bull markets.

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Volume (Year): 2013 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-23

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