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Volatility transmission in the UK equity market


  • Patricia Chelley-Steeley
  • James Steeley


We provide evidence of the nature of the transmission of volatility within the UK stock market. We find a distinct asymmetry in that shocks to the return volatility of a portfolio of relatively large firms influence the future volatility of a portfolio of relatively small firms, but find that the reverse is not the case. The characteristics of the volatility process suggest that this result is not caused by thin trading.

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  • Patricia Chelley-Steeley & James Steeley, 1996. "Volatility transmission in the UK equity market," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 2(2), pages 145-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:2:y:1996:i:2:p:145-160 DOI: 10.1080/13518479600000002

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