Ocran, Mathew and Mlambo, Chipo (2009): Excess co-movement in asset prices: The case of South Africa. Published in: Journal of Studies in Economics & Econometrics , Vol. 33, No. 1 (2009): pp. 25-39.
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The paper investigates excess co-movement in asset prices in South Africa between 1995 and 2005 using the definition of excess comovement as correlation between two asset prices beyond what could be explained by key economic fundamentals. The results of the study suggest that there is excess co-movement between returns on equities and bonds in South Africa. The findings suggest that there are considerable noise traders on the financial market in South Africa. The result of this behaviour would be the tendency for the equity and bond prices to move together more than would be predicted by their shared fundamentals. These results are consistent with the possibility that a fad or crowd psychology plays a role in the volatility on the market for the two asset classes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Excess co-movement in asset prices: The case of South Africa|
|Keywords:||Excess co-movement; Asset prices; equity market; bond market; South Africa|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D53 - Financial Markets
N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions > N27 - Africa ; Oceania
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E44 - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
|Depositing User:||Dr C Mlambo|
|Date Deposited:||12. Oct 2010 19:26|
|Last Modified:||22. May 2015 14:00|
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