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Sovereign credit ratings, market volatility, and financial gains

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  • Afonso, António
  • Gomes, Pedro
  • Taamouti, Abderrahim

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The reaction of EU bond and equity market volatilities to sovereign rating announcements (Standard & Poor JEL Classification: C22, C23, E44, G11, G15, H30

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  • Afonso, António & Gomes, Pedro & Taamouti, Abderrahim, 2014. "Sovereign credit ratings, market volatility, and financial gains," Working Paper Series 1654, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20141654
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    Keywords

    EGARCH; financial gain; optimal portfolio; risk management; sovereign ratings; stock market returns; value-at-risk; volatility; yields;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General

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