Is There Long Memory in Indian Stock Market Returns? An Empirical Search
Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 16(2), p. 128-145, 2015 DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2015.1028306
Posted: 27 Jun 2017
Date Written: May 9, 2015
The issue of long memory, though has important theoretical and practical implications, has not received much attention in India. This article examines the issue of long memory in mean of the stock returns by employing a set of sophisticated time-series tests including a bias reduced log periodogram test of Andrews and Guggenberger. The study used daily values of 29 major indices including sectoral indices traded on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange from April 2003 to March 2012, which provide insights into relation between composition of indices and long memory. The findings of the study suggest significant presence of long memory in mean returns of the medium- and small-sized indices and weaker evidences for large cap indices.
Further, the study identifies a relationship between presence of long memory and market structure variables. The use of linear models in the presence of long memory would result in incorrect inferences, and this calls for investigation of appropriate long memory model to generate profits in Indian stock market.
Keywords: Long Memory, Fractional Integration, Random Walk, Market Efficiency, Indian Stock Market, NSE, BSE
JEL Classification: G14, C1, C22
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