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Is bad news cause of asymmetric volatility response? A note

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  • N. Blasco
  • P. Corredor
  • R. Santamaria

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This article uses a direct test of the impact of economic news on stock volatility. The main interest is to test whether the asymmetric response of volatility can be due to the effect of bad news. To do this, this study takes items of news into account as exogenous variables. The analysis is divided into two stages, each of which uses different items of news as exogenous variables additional to the information provided by the residuals. The first stage uses more exhaustively classified information whereas the second considers daily information as a global sign. This study finds that bad news is responsible for most of the observed asymmetric behaviour of variance. Further, this study detects that the GJR model adequately captures the impact of bad news when traders are not ready to carry out a time-consuming analysis of the information.

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  • N. Blasco & P. Corredor & R. Santamaria, 2002. "Is bad news cause of asymmetric volatility response? A note," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 34(10), pages 1227-1231.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:34:y:2002:i:10:p:1227-1231
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840110095436
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    1. Yung-Shi Liau & Jack Yang, 2008. "The mean/volatility asymmetry in Asian stock markets," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(5), pages 411-419.
    2. Lucy Amigo Dobaño & Francisco Rodríguez de Prado, 2003. "Alteraciones en el comportamiento bursátil de las acciones de empresas tecnológicas inducidas por el vencimiento de derivados," Working Papers 0308, Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada.
    3. Blasco, Natividad & Corredor, Pilar & Del Rio, Cristina & Santamaria, Rafael, 2005. "Bad news and Dow Jones make the Spanish stocks go round," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 163(1), pages 253-275, May.
    4. Jose Luis Miralles-Marcelo & Jose Luis Miralles-Quiros & Maria del Mar Miralles-Quiros, 2010. "Intraday linkages between the Spanish and the US stock markets: evidence of an overreaction effect," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(2), pages 223-235.
    5. Miralles-Quirós, José Luis & Daza-Izquierdo, Julio, 2015. "Do DOW returns really influence the intraday Spanish stock market behavior?," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 99-126.
    6. Mauro Bernardi & Leopoldo Catania & Lea Petrella, 2014. "Are news important to predict large losses?," Papers 1410.6898, arXiv.org, revised Oct 2014.

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