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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2013

Tien Foo Sing and Zhuang Yao Tan

Understanding correlations between stock and direct real estate returns, which is the key factor that determines diversification benefits in a portfolio, helps formulate…

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Purpose

Understanding correlations between stock and direct real estate returns, which is the key factor that determines diversification benefits in a portfolio, helps formulate and implement better investors' asset allocation and risk management strategies. The past studies find that direct real estate returns have a low unconditionally (long‐run) correlation with the returns of equities. However, assuming that such correlation is constant throughout all periods is implausible. The purpose of this study is to test the time‐varying correlations of returns between general stocks and direct real estate.

Design/methodology/approach

This study uses the dynamic conditional correlation (DCC) model, which is a simplified version of the multivariate generalised autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) model, proposed by Engle to test the time‐varying correlations between stock and direct real estate returns in six markets, which include the USA, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Findings

The empirical results show significant time‐varying effects in the conditional covariance between stock returns and direct real estate returns. The results vary across different real estate sub‐sectors, and across different countries. It is observed that the conditional covariance increases in the boom markets, but becomes weaker in the post‐crisis periods. The authors observed significant jumps in the conditional covariance between the two asset markets in Singapore and Hong Kong in the post‐1977 Asian Financial crisis periods and in the post‐2007 US Sub‐prime crisis periods.

Originality/value

The past studies find that direct real estate returns have a low unconditionally (long‐run) correlation with the returns of equities. However, assuming that such correlation is constant throughout all periods is implausible. This study fills in the gap by using the dynamic conditional correlation models to allow for time‐varying effects in the correlations between stock and real estate returns.

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Publication date: 12 October 2012

Hong‐lin Yang, Shou Chen and Yan Yang

The purpose of this paper is to reveal the multi‐scale relation between power law distribution and correlation of stock returns and to figure out the determinants…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to reveal the multi‐scale relation between power law distribution and correlation of stock returns and to figure out the determinants underlying capital markets.

Design/methodology/approach

The multi‐scale relation between power law distribution and correlation is investigated by comparing the original series with the special series. The eliminating intraday trend series approach developed by Liu et al. is utilized to analyze the effects of power law decay change on correlation properties, and shuffling series originated by Viswanathan et al. for the impacts of special type of correlation on power‐law distribution.

Findings

It is found that the accelerating decay of power law has an insignificant effect on correlation properties of returns and the empirical results indicate that time scale may also be an important factor maintaining power law property of returns besides correlation. When time scale is under critical point, the effects of correlation are crucial, and the correlation of nonlinear long‐range presents the strongest influence. However, for time scale beyond critical point, the impact of correlation begins to diminish or even finally disappear and then the power law property shows complete dependence on time scale.

Research limitations/implications

The 5‐min high frequency data of the Shanghai market as the empirical benchmark is insufficient to depict the relation over the entire time scale in the Chinese stock market.

Practical implications

The paper identifies the determinants of market dynamics to apply them to risk management through analysis of multi‐scale relations, and supports endeavors to introduce time parameter into further risk measures and control.

Originality/value

The paper provides the empirical evidence that time scale is one of the key determinants of market dynamics by analyzing the multi‐scale relation between power law distribution and correlation.

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Kybernetes, vol. 41 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2007

Tom Arnold and Bonnie Buchanan

This paper develops visual aids for the understanding of two asset portfolio mathematics. Specifically, visual aids are utilized in teaching portfolio variance and…

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This paper develops visual aids for the understanding of two asset portfolio mathematics. Specifically, visual aids are utilized in teaching portfolio variance and correlation coefficient concepts. The presentation is simple, yet powerful, and is useful for an audience with varying levels of statistical sophistication. Consequently, the visual aids can replace or complement standard presentations of basic portfolio theory.

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Accounting Research Journal, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1030-9616

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2002

Joseph Cheng and Robert Ryan

Refers to previous research on deciding the balance between equities and bonds in investment portfolios and puts forward a model based on a single period correlation to…

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Refers to previous research on deciding the balance between equities and bonds in investment portfolios and puts forward a model based on a single period correlation to predict future stock‐bond correlations from past interest and growth rates. Explains the concepts involved and uses 1948‐2000 US data to test it. Shows that the model predicts stock‐bond correlation significantly better than the traditional method of extrapolating from past correlations; and relates this to the theory of loanable funds. Concludes that high interest rates and high growth lead to higher correlations between stocks and bonds and calls for further research.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Book part
Publication date: 12 December 2007

Stuart Hyde, Don Bredin and Nghia Nguyen

This chapter investigates the correlation dynamics in the equity markets of 13 Asia-Pacific countries, Europe and the US using the asymmetric dynamic conditional…

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This chapter investigates the correlation dynamics in the equity markets of 13 Asia-Pacific countries, Europe and the US using the asymmetric dynamic conditional correlation GARCH model (AG-DCC-GARCH) introduced by Cappiello, Engle, and Sheppard (2006). We find significant variation in correlation between markets through time. Stocks exhibit asymmetries in conditional correlations in addition to conditional volatility. Yet asymmetry is less apparent in less integrated markets. The Asian crisis acts as a structural break, with correlations increasing markedly between crisis countries during this period though the bear market in the early 2000s is a more significant event for correlations with developed markets. Our findings also provide further evidence consistent with increasing global market integration. The documented asymmetries and correlation dynamics have important implications for international portfolio diversification and asset allocation.

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Asia-Pacific Financial Markets: Integration, Innovation and Challenges
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1471-3

Book part
Publication date: 29 March 2006

Christian M. Hafner, Dick van Dijk and Philip Hans Franses

In this paper we develop a new semi-parametric model for conditional correlations, which combines parametric univariate Generalized Auto Regressive Conditional…

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In this paper we develop a new semi-parametric model for conditional correlations, which combines parametric univariate Generalized Auto Regressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity specifications for the individual conditional volatilities with nonparametric kernel regression for the conditional correlations. This approach not only avoids the proliferation of parameters as the number of assets becomes large, which typically happens in conventional multivariate conditional volatility models, but also the rigid structure imposed by more parsimonious models, such as the dynamic conditional correlation model. An empirical application to the 30 Dow Jones stocks demonstrates that the model is able to capture interesting asymmetries in correlations and that it is competitive with standard parametric models in terms of constructing minimum variance portfolios and minimum tracking error portfolios.

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Econometric Analysis of Financial and Economic Time Series
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-274-0

Book part
Publication date: 1 December 2008

Kanak Patel and Ricardo Pereira

This chapter analyses the ability of some structural models to predict corporate bankruptcy. The study extends the existing empirical work on default risk in two ways…

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This chapter analyses the ability of some structural models to predict corporate bankruptcy. The study extends the existing empirical work on default risk in two ways. First, it estimates the expected default probabilities (EDPs) for a sample of bankrupt companies in the USA as a function of volatility, debt ratio, and other company variables. Second, it computes default correlations using a copula function and extracts common or latent factors that drive companies’ default correlations using a factor-analytical technique. Idiosyncratic risk is observed to change significantly prior to bankruptcy and its impact on EDPs is found to be more important than that of total volatility. Information-related tests corroborate the results of prediction-orientated tests reported by other studies in the literature; however, only a weak explanatory power is found in the widely used market-to-book assets and book-to-market equity ratio. The results indicate that common factors, which capture the overall state of the economy, explain default correlations quite well.

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Econometrics and Risk Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-196-1

Book part
Publication date: 29 March 2006

Dirk Baur

Existing multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) models either impose strong restrictions on the parameters or do not guarantee a…

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Existing multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (GARCH) models either impose strong restrictions on the parameters or do not guarantee a well-defined (positive-definite) covariance matrix. I discuss the main multivariate GARCH models and focus on the BEKK model for which it is shown that the covariance and correlation is not adequately specified under certain conditions. This implies that any analysis of the persistence and the asymmetry of the correlation is potentially inaccurate. I therefore propose a new Flexible Dynamic Correlation (FDC) model that parameterizes the conditional correlation directly and eliminates various shortcomings. Most importantly, the number of exogenous variables in the correlation equation can be flexibly augmented without risking an indefinite covariance matrix. Empirical results of daily and monthly returns of four international stock market indices reveal that correlations exhibit different degrees of persistence and different asymmetric reactions to shocks than variances. In addition, I find that correlations do not always increase with jointly negative shocks implying a justification for international portfolio diversification.

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Econometric Analysis of Financial and Economic Time Series
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-76231-274-0

Book part
Publication date: 17 January 2009

Huijing Chen and John E. Boylan

The forecasting needs for inventory control purposes are hierarchical. For stock keeping units (SKUs) in a product family or a SKU stored across different depot locations…

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The forecasting needs for inventory control purposes are hierarchical. For stock keeping units (SKUs) in a product family or a SKU stored across different depot locations, forecasts can be made from the individual series’ history or derived top–down. Many discussions have been found in the literature, but it is not clear under what conditions one approach is better than the other. Correlation between demands has been identified as a very important factor to affect the performance of the two approaches, but there has been much confusion on whether it is positive or negative correlation. This chapter summarises the conflicting discussions in the literature, argues that it is negative correlation that benefits the top–down or grouping approach, and quantifies the effect of correlation through simulation experiments.

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84855-548-8

Book part
Publication date: 29 August 2005

Kai S. Cortina, Hans Anand Pant and Joanne Smith-Darden

Over the last decade, latent growth modeling (LGM) utilizing hierarchical linear models or structural equation models has become a widely applied approach in the analysis…

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Over the last decade, latent growth modeling (LGM) utilizing hierarchical linear models or structural equation models has become a widely applied approach in the analysis of change. By analyzing two or more variables simultaneously, the current method provides a straightforward generalization of this idea. From a theory of change perspective, this chapter demonstrates ways to prescreen the covariance matrix in repeated measurement, which allows for the identification of major trends in the data prior to running the multivariate LGM. A three-step approach is suggested and explained using an empirical study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

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Multi-Level Issues in Strategy and Methods
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-330-3

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