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The Portuguese Stock Market Cycle: Chronology and Duration Dependence

  • Vitor Castro

    (University of Coimbra and NIPE)

This paper tries to identify, for the first time, a chronology for the Portuguese stock market cycle and test for the presence of duration dependence in bull and bear markets. A duration dependent Markov-switching model is estimated over monthly growth rates of the Portuguese Stock Index for the period 1989-2010. Six episodes of bull/bear markets are identified during that period, as well as the presence of positive duration dependence in bear but not in bull markets.

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Paper provided by GEMF - Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra in its series GEMF Working Papers with number 2011-17.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:gmf:wpaper:2011-17
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