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Some Stylized Facts of Returns in the Foreign Exchange and Stock Markets in Peru

Alberto Humala () and Gabriel Rodríguez

No 2011-325, Documentos de Trabajo / Working Papers from Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Abstract: Some stylized facts for foreign exchange and stock market returns are explored using statistical methods. Formal statistics for testing presence of autocorrelation, asymmetry, and other deviations from normality are applied to these ?nancial returns. Dynamic correlations and di¤erent kernel estimations and approximations of the empirical distributions are also under scrutiny. Furthermore, dynamic analysis of mean, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis are also performed to evaluate time-varying properties in return distributions. Main results reveal di¤erent sources and types of non-normality in the return distributions in both markets. Left fat tails, excess kurtosis, return clustering and unconditional time-varying moments show important deviations from normal- ity. Identi?able volatility cycles in both forex and stock markets are associated to common macro ?nancial uncertainty events.

Keywords: Non-Normal Distributions; Stock Market Returns; Foreign Exchage; Market Returns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C16 E44 F31 G10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2011
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