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Spurious long-range dependence: evidence from Malaysian equity markets


  • Chin, Wencheong


In this paper, a modified variance aggregated-time approach is used to examine the long-range dependence behaviour of the Malaysian stock exchange. We studied the 20 years daily data which included the pre- and post-economic crises encountered in the Malaysian stock exchange. The unawareness of economic shocks and short-range dependence in all the indices has triggered the spurious long-range dependence in our empirical results. It is also found that the modified approach estimation is robust under the presence of short-range dependence.

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  • Chin, Wencheong, 2008. "Spurious long-range dependence: evidence from Malaysian equity markets," MPRA Paper 7914, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:7914

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    1. Kristoufek, Ladislav, 2009. "Distinguishing between short and long range dependence: Finite sample properties of rescaled range and modified rescaled range," MPRA Paper 16424, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Kristoufek, Ladislav, 2009. "Procesy s dlouhou pamětí a jejich vývoj ve výnosech indexu PX v letech 1999 – 2009
      [Long-term memory and its evolution in returns of PX between 1999 and 2009]
      ," MPRA Paper 16435, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords: long-range dependence; variance aggregated-time plot; financial time series; self-similar process;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics

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