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Detecting jumps and regime switches in international stock markets returns


  • Julien Chevallier
  • Stéphane Goutte


This article explores seven international stock markets (DJIA, Euro STOXX 600, Russell 2000, Nikkei, NASDAQ, FTSE and Global Dow) in the quest for jumps and regime switches. The methodological framework borrows from the Markov-switching approach and the stochastic modelling literature based on Lévy processes. The econometric procedure is detailed in a two-step fashion. The data set covers the period from June 2004 to July 2014. The main results uncover changing market dynamics according to economic and/or financial phenomena (e.g., economic crises/growth, news events) with the occurrence of several episodes characterized by a high jump intensity. We advocate the use of such a jump-robust model modulated by a Markov chain to further study the dependence structure of financial time series.

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  • Julien Chevallier & Stéphane Goutte, 2015. "Detecting jumps and regime switches in international stock markets returns," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(13), pages 1011-1019, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:22:y:2015:i:13:p:1011-1019
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2014.995356

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    1. Samuel Asante Gyamerah & Philip Ngare & Dennis Ikpe, 2018. "Regime-Switching Temperature Dynamics Model for Weather Derivatives," Papers 1808.04710,
    2. Donatien Hainaut & Franck Moraux, 2019. "A switching self-exciting jump diffusion process for stock prices," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 267-306, June.
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