Asymmetric Connectedness on the U.S. Stock Market: Bad and Good Volatility Spillovers
30 Pages Posted: 7 May 2015
Date Written: April 29, 2015
This paper suggests how to quantify asymmetries in volatility spillovers that emerge due to bad and good volatility. Using data covering most liquid U.S. stocks in seven sectors, we provide ample evidence of the asymmetric connectedness of stocks at the disaggregate level. Moreover, the spillovers of bad and good volatility are transmitted at different magnitudes that sizably change over time in different sectors. While negative spillovers are often of substantial magnitudes, they do not strictly dominate positive spillovers. We find that the overall intra-market connectedness of U.S. stocks increased substantially during the financial crisis.
Keywords: volatility, spillovers, semivariance, asymmetric effects, financial markets
JEL Classification: C180, C580, G150
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