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Modeling Long Memory in REITs

Cotter, John and Stevenson, Simon (2007): Modeling Long Memory in REITs.

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Abstract

One stylized feature of financial volatility impacting the modeling process is long memory. This paper examines long memory for alternative risk measures, observed absolute and squared returns for Daily REITs and compares the findings for a market equity index. The paper utilizes a variety of tests for long memory finding evidence that REIT volatility does display persistence. Trading volume is found to be strongly associated with long memory. The results do however suggest differences in the findings with regard to REITs in comparison to the broader equity sector.

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