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Multi-dimensional rational bubbles and fat tails

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  • Y. Malevergne
  • D. Sornette

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Lux and Sornette have demonstrated that the tails of the unconditional distributions of price differences and of returns associated with the model of rational bubbles of Blanchard and Watson follow power laws (i.e. exhibit hyperbolic decline), with an asymptotic tail exponent μ<1 over an extended range. Although power-law tails are a pervasive feature of empirical data, the numerical value μ<1 is in disagreement with the usual empirical estimates μ3. Among the four hypotheses underlying the Blanchard and Watson rational bubbles model (rationality of the agents, no-arbitrage condition, multiplicative dynamics and bubble independence across assets), we prove that the same result μ<1 holds when relaxing the last hypothesis, i.e. by allowing coupling between different bubbles on several assets. Therefore, nonlinear extensions of the bubble dynamics or partial relaxation of the rational pricing principle are necessary.

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  • Y. Malevergne & D. Sornette, 2001. "Multi-dimensional rational bubbles and fat tails," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 1(5), pages 533-541.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:1:y:2001:i:5:p:533-541
    DOI: 10.1080/713665876
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    1. Zhou, Wei-Xing & Sornette, Didier, 2003. "Evidence of a worldwide stock market log-periodic anti-bubble since mid-2000," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 330(3), pages 543-583.
    2. Sornette, D & Malevergne, Y, 2001. "From rational bubbles to crashes," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 299(1), pages 40-59.
    3. Sornette, D., 2002. "“Slimming” of power-law tails by increasing market returns," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 309(3), pages 403-418.
    4. D. Sornette, 2014. "Physics and Financial Economics (1776-2014): Puzzles, Ising and Agent-Based models," Papers 1404.0243, arXiv.org.
    5. D. Sornette, 2000. ""Slimming" of power law tails by increasing market returns," Papers cond-mat/0010112, arXiv.org, revised Sep 2001.
    6. Choi, Jaehyung, 2012. "Spontaneous symmetry breaking of arbitrage," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 391(11), pages 3206-3218.
    7. W. -X. Zhou & D. Sornette, 2002. "Evidence of a Worldwide Stock Market Log-Periodic Anti-Bubble Since Mid-2000," Papers cond-mat/0212010, arXiv.org, revised Aug 2003.
    8. Y. Malevergne & V. F. Pisarenko & D. Sornette, 2003. "Empirical Distributions of Log-Returns: between the Stretched Exponential and the Power Law?," Papers physics/0305089, arXiv.org.

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