Stock Market Comovements Around the Global Financial Crisis

Evidence from the UK, BRICS and MIST Markets

Larisa Yarovaya, Marco Chi Keung Lau

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Abstract

This paper analyses stock market co-movements around recent crises and explores the international portfolio diversification benefits available for UK investors holding a portfolio in the BRICS and MIST emerging markets. The application of conventional and regime-switch cointegration techniques suggests an absence of diversification benefits. Further evidence from application of a multivariate time-varying asymmetric model (i.e. AG-DCC) suggests that conditional correlation among the stock markets exhibits higher dependency when it is driven by negative shocks to the market. The asymmetric causality test provides supporting evidence of the decoupling hypothesis. The results indicate that the Chinese stock market is the most attractive option for the UK investor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-619
Number of pages15
JournalResearch in International Business and Finance
Volume37
Early online date2 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Market comovement
Stock market
Global financial crisis
Investors
Diversification benefits
Time-varying
Conditional correlation
Comovement
Chinese stock market
Regime switches
Causality test
Decoupling
International portfolio diversification
Emerging markets
Cointegration

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