Non-Linear Dependence in Stock Returns: Evidences from India

Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2010

17 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2011 Last revised: 5 Aug 2011

See all articles by Gourishankar S. Hiremath

Gourishankar S. Hiremath

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Bandi Kamaiah

University of Hyderabad

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper examines non-linear dependence in Indian stock returns using a set of non-linearity tests. The daily data between 1997 and 2009 for eight indices from National Stock Exchange (NSE) and six indices from Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) are used. The results suggest strong evidence of non-linear structure in stock returns. The non-linear dependence, however, is not consistent throughout the sample period as indicated by windowed Hinich test [1996, Journal of Non-parametric Statistics, 6, 205-221] suggesting episodic non-linear dependence in Indian stock returns. The existence of episodic non-linear dependency is associated with events such as uncertainties in international oil prices, sub-prime crisis followed by global economic meltdown, and political uncertainties among others.

Keywords: Nonlinearity, preditiability, market efficiency, random walk, episodic dependence, Indian stock market, NSE, BSE Nifty, Sensex

JEL Classification: G15, C49

Suggested Citation

Hiremath, Gourishankar S. and Kamaiah, Bandi, Non-Linear Dependence in Stock Returns: Evidences from India (January 1, 2010). Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1776898

Gourishankar S. Hiremath (Contact Author)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur - Department of Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302
India

Bandi Kamaiah

University of Hyderabad ( email )

Central University (PO)
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, CA 500 046
India

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