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Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World

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  • Yishay Yafeh
  • Stijn Claessens

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Using newly-constructed data covering the last decade, we document that, in most of forty markets, when added to the main index, firms’ returns experience an increase in comovement with the rest of the index, reflected in higher beta and greater explanatory power of the market return. Stock turnover and analyst coverage also typically increase upon inclusion. Using various tests, we find the demand-based view of comovement (the category/habitat theories of Barberis, Shleifer and Wurgler, 2005) to provide a good explanation for many of our findings. Some results, though, suggest that information-related factors are also important in explaining the increased comovement.

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  • Yishay Yafeh & Stijn Claessens, 2011. "Additions to Market Indices and the Comovement of Stock Returns Around the World," IMF Working Papers 11/47, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/47
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    1. Honghui Chen & Vijay Singal & Robert F. Whitelaw, 2015. "Comovement Revisited," NBER Working Papers 21281, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Hacıbedel, Burcu, 2014. "Does investor recognition matter for asset pricing?," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 1-20.

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    Keywords

    International financial markets; Index inclusion; stock price comovements; category; habitat and information theories; index-based investment; investors; institutional investors; stock market; stock price; stock prices;

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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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