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Random walk versus multiple trend breaks in stock prices: evidence from 15 European markets

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  • Paresh Kumar Narayan
  • Russell Smyth

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This letter extends research reported in Narayan and Smyth (2005) by employing multiple trend break unit root tests to examine the random walk hypothesis for 15 European stock market indices. The results provide strong support for the view that stock prices are characterized by a random walk.

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  • Paresh Kumar Narayan & Russell Smyth, 2006. "Random walk versus multiple trend breaks in stock prices: evidence from 15 European markets," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 1-7, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:2:y:2006:i:1:p:1-7
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    1. Paresh Kumar Narayan & Russell Smyth, 2005. "Are OECD stock prices characterized by a random walk? Evidence from sequential trend break and panel data models," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(8), pages 547-556.
    2. Zivot, Eric & Andrews, Donald W K, 2002. "Further Evidence on the Great Crash, the Oil-Price Shock, and the Unit-Root Hypothesis," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Statistical Association, vol. 20(1), pages 25-44, January.
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    1. Shyh-Wei Chen, 2008. "Non-stationarity and Non-linearity in Stock Prices: Evidence from the OECD Countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(11), pages 1-11.
    2. Shahzad, Syed Jawad Hussain & Nor, Safwan Mohd & Mensi, Walid & Kumar, Ronald Ravinesh, 2017. "Examining the efficiency and interdependence of US credit and stock markets through MF-DFA and MF-DXA approaches," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 471(C), pages 351-363.
    3. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:3:y:2008:i:11:p:1-11 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Tiwari, Aviral Kumar & Kyophilavong, Phouphet, 2014. "New evidence from the random walk hypothesis for BRICS stock indices: a wavelet unit root test approach," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 38-41.
    5. Chancharat, Surachai & Kamalian, Amin Reza & Valadkhani, Abbas, 2009. "Random Walk and Multiple Structural Breaks In Thai Stock Market," MPRA Paper 50395, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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