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A note on the long-run benefits from international equity diversification for a UK investor diversifying in the US equity market

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This note provides evidence that there were long long-run benefits for a UK investor from diversifying in the equity markets of the US during the pre-October 1987 crash period. For the post-crash period, these benefits are reduced. These results are based on two distinct cointegration tests, and national indices from Morgan Stanley Capital International, which have several advantages over standard indices.

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  • Angelos Kanas, 1999. "A note on the long-run benefits from international equity diversification for a UK investor diversifying in the US equity market," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 49-53.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:6:y:1999:i:1:p:49-53
    DOI: 10.1080/135048599353870
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