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Stock returns and implied volatility: A new VAR approach

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  • Lee, Bong Soo
  • Ryu, Doojin

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This study re-examines the return-volatility relationship and dynamics under a new VAR framework. By analyzing two model-free implied volatility indices - VIX (the U.S.) and VKOSPI (Korea) - and their corresponding stock market indices, we found an asymmetric volatility phenomenon in both developed and emerging markets. However, the VKOSPI, a recently published implied volatility index, shows impulse response dynamics that are clearly distinct from those for the VIX, an implied volatility index for the developed market.

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  • Lee, Bong Soo & Ryu, Doojin, 2012. "Stock returns and implied volatility: A new VAR approach," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-51, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
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    1. Rapach, David E., 2001. "Macro shocks and real stock prices," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 53(1), pages 5-26.
    2. Bekaert, Geert & Wu, Guojun, 2000. "Asymmetric Volatility and Risk in Equity Markets," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 13(1), pages 1-42.
    3. Lee, Bong Soo, 2010. "Stock returns and inflation revisited: An evaluation of the inflation illusion hypothesis," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(6), pages 1257-1273, June.
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    Keywords

    asymmetric volatility; vector autoregression; VIX; VKOSPI;

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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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