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Simulating Stock Returns under switching regimes - a new test of market efficiency

A model of profits switches between four regimes with fixed probabilities; the rationally expected profits stream implies the stock market value. This efficient market model is not rejected by UK post-war time-series behaviour of either profits or the FTSE index.

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Paper provided by Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School, Economics Section in its series Cardiff Economics Working Papers with number E2006/13.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Publication status: Published in Economics Letters , 94 (2007), pp. 235-239
Handle: RePEc:cdf:wpaper:2006/13
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