Efficiency of the South African equity market
The article examines long memory in equity returns and volatility for South Africa using the ARFIMA-FIGARCH model in order to assess the efficiency of the market. The sample considered encompasses a period of equity market reform in order to ascertain if such reforms promoted efficiency in the market. The results show that volatility exhibits a predictable component in both sample periods, while returns in both sample periods do not. This suggests that equity market reforms had a benign impact on the market.
Volume (Year): 4 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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