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Beresford’s Revenge: British equity holdings in Latin America, 1869-1929

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  • Richard S.Grossman

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    (Department of Economics, Wesleyan University)

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    This paper presents monthly capital gain, dividend yield, and total return indices, and measures of total capitalization for common equity of Latin American and Caribbean-based firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange during 1869-1929. In addition to an overall Latin American index, I present and analyze sub-indices for countries (e.g., Argentina, Brazil, Chile) and industrial sectors (e.g., banks, mines, railways) with extensive UK listings. I compare the Latin American and Argentinian indices with data from Argentina’s Bolsa index during 1900-1929. I also use the indices to compare equity market fluctuations across Latin American sectors and countries during the Baring crisis of 1890.

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    Paper provided by Wesleyan University, Department of Economics in its series Wesleyan Economics Working Papers with number 2017-003.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: May 2017
    Handle: RePEc:wes:weswpa:2017-003
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