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An empirical examination of the return distribution characteristics of agency mortgage pass-through securities

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  • Frank Fabozzi
  • Borjana Racheva-Iotova
  • Stoyan Stoyanov

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The study investigates whether the stable Paretian hypothesis is more adequate to explain the returns of US agency mortgage pass-through securities than the traditional normal distribution assumption. The daily returns of six representative index generics of Lehman Brothers are investigated in the framework of three different probabilistic models: independent, identically distributed model, the EWMA model, and the ARMA-GARCH model. It is found that the stable Paretian hypothesis better explains not only the tails but the central part of the distribution as well.

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  • Frank Fabozzi & Borjana Racheva-Iotova & Stoyan Stoyanov, 2006. "An empirical examination of the return distribution characteristics of agency mortgage pass-through securities," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(15), pages 1085-1094.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:16:y:2006:i:15:p:1085-1094 DOI: 10.1080/09603100500438775
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