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Stock returns and investment trust flows in the Japanese financial market: A system approach

Heung-Joo Cha and Jaebeom Kim

Journal of Asian Economics, 2010, vol. 21, issue 4, 327-332

Abstract: To study dynamic and causal relations between stock returns and investment trust flows in Japan, we employ a system method which utilizes information from the stock, bond, and money markets. The empirical evidence from SURECM, and Granger (1969) and Sims (1972) causality tests in the system method indicates that investment trust flows are weakly exogenous and stock returns cause net fund flows, implying that investors move their money to the securities that yield higher returns to rebalance their investment portfolios in the short-run. Thus, our findings do not support the popular notion of mutual fund flows as a driving force behind rallies in Japanese financial markets.

Keywords: Stock; returns; Investment; trust; flows; Granger; causality; Cointegration; SURECM (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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