|Title:||Another look at the relationship between cross-market correlation and volatility||Authors:||Bartram S.M.
|Keywords:||Co-movement;Contagion;Correlation;Dependence;Simulation;Volatility||Issue Date:||2005||Journal Volume:||2||Journal Issue:||2||Start page/Pages:||75-88||Source:||Finance Research Letters||Abstract:||
While increases in cross-market correlations during periods of market crises are well-documented, Forbes and Rigobon [2002. No contagion, only interdependence: Measuring stock market comovements. Journal of Finance 57, 2223-2261] show that correlation coefficients are biased measures of dependence when markets become more volatile, and that there is no evidence of contagion in recent financial crises once corrected for these effects. This paper explores the impact of volatility on market dependence more broadly, both analytically and empirically using simulated time-series of financial asset returns that follow alternative stochastic processes commonly used in financial research. The results show that market dependence is not generally conditional on volatility regimes and that a bias in dependence measures occurs only for particular assumptions about the time-series dynamics. Since real world data may often not be characterized by homoskedasticity, a correction of estimated unconditional correlations during market crises may not always be needed. Consequently, the results provide evidence that contagion indeed exists as a real phenomenon during financial crises, reducing the benefits of portfolio diversification when needed most. In contrast, if the return data generating process is invariant but displays conditional heteroskedasticity, a conditioning bias exists that cannot be distinguished from a fundamental change in market dependence. ? 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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