Common Predictable Components in Regional Stock Markets
Posted: 18 Jan 1996
Date Written: December 1995
This paper employs recently developed multivariate methods to study the predictability of international stock market returns. We find evidence of significant common predictable components within the Pacific, the European, and the North American stock markets using region-specific instrumental variables. The degree of predictability of these common movements, however, varies across regional markets and across subperiods. Results indicate that only North American instrumental variables have the ability to predict excess returns on the stock markets in the other two regions, but not vice versa.
JEL Classification: G12, G15, C30
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