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Asymmetric Conditional Volatility and Firm Size: Evidence from Australian Equity Portfolios

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  • Henry, O.
  • Sharma, J.

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This paper examines the relationship betwen firm size and equity volatility for two portfolios of Australian equities. Univariate and multivariate asymmetric GARCH models are used to demonstrate that conditional volatility is related to firm size. There is strong evidence to suggest that the variance-covariance matrix of returns is time varying and asymetric.

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  • Henry, O. & Sharma, J., 1998. "Asymmetric Conditional Volatility and Firm Size: Evidence from Australian Equity Portfolios," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 617, The University of Melbourne.
  • Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:617
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    Keywords

    STOCKS ; SIZE OF ENTERPRISE;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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