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Herd Behavior of Returns in the Futures Exchange Market

Kyungsik Kim, Seong-Min Yoon () and Yup Kim

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Abstract: The herd behavior of returns is investigated in Korean futures exchange market. It is obtained that the probability distribution of returns for three types of herding parameter scales as a power law $R^{-\beta}$ with the exponents $ \beta=3.6$(KTB203) and 2.9(KTB209) in two kinds of Korean treasury bond. For our case since the active state of transaction exists to decrease lesser than the herding parameter $h=2.33$, the crash regime appears to increase in the probability with high returns values. Especially, we find that it shows a crossover toward a Gaussian probability function near the time step $\Delta t=360$ from the distribution of normalized returns. Our result will be also compared with other well-known results.

Date: 2003-04, Revised 2003-04
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