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The comovements in international stock markets: new evidence from Latin American emerging countries

  • Mohamed El Hedi Arouri
  • Mondher Bellalah
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen

We analyse the time variations in the comovements of Latin American stock markets. Conditional correlations are estimated from the dynamic conditional correlation GARCH model. Then, Bai and Perron's (2003) structural break technique is employed to test for changing nature of market comovements. Main findings are as follows. First, the degree of cross-market comovements changed over time and has significantly increased since 1994. However, room for international diversification still remains largely possible. Second, the comovements are subjected to various regime shifts, essentially due to major economic events. Finally, stock markets move much more together in times of crisis.

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Volume (Year): 17 (2010)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
Pages: 1323-1328

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