Mean and Volatility Spillovers Across Major National Stock Markets: Further Empirical Evidence
Journal of Financial Research
This paper provides additional insight into the nature and degree of interdependence of stock markets of the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany, and it reports the extent to which volatility in these markets influences expected returns. The analysis uses the multivariate GARCH‐M model. Although they are considered weak, statistically significant mean spillovers radiate from stock markets of the U.S. to the U.K., Canada, and Germany, and then from the stock markets of Japan to Germany. No relation is found between conditional market volatility and expected returns. Strong time‐varying conditional volatility exists in the return series of all markets. The own‐volatility spillovers in the U.K. and Canadian markets are insignificant, supporting the view that conditional volatility of returns in these markets is “imported” from abroad, specifically from the U.S. Significant volatility spillovers radiate from the U.S. stock market to all four stock markets, from the U.K. stock market to the Canadian stock market, and from the German stock market to the Japanese stock market. The results are robust and no changes occur in the correlation structure of returns over time. © The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association
Mean and Volatility Spillovers Across Major National Stock Markets: Further Empirical Evidence.
Journal of Financial Research, 16(4), 337–350.