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On the stability of Stock-bond comovements across market conditions in the Eurozone periphery

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  • Thomas J.Flavin

    (Economics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

  • Dolores Lagoa-Varela

    (Universidade da Coruña, Spain)

Abstract

We analyze the relationship between returns on equity and long-term government bonds in the crisis-hit Eurozone peripheral economies. In particular, we are interested in the stability of the relationship across differing market conditions and if long-term bonds act as a safe haven for equity investors during periods of financial distress. Employing a Markov-switching vector autoregression model with three regimes, we find that the stock-bond relationship varies across market conditions and across countries. Overall we observe increased comovement during the crisis regimes at the market level, with the relationship between the financial sectors and the domestic sovereign bond being its most important driver across countries.

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  • Thomas J.Flavin & Dolores Lagoa-Varela, 2019. "On the stability of Stock-bond comovements across market conditions in the Eurozone periphery," Economics Department Working Paper Series n295-19.pdf, Department of Economics, National University of Ireland - Maynooth.
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    Keywords

    : Stock-bond relationship; Eurozone peripheral countries; financial crisis; safe haven.;
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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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