Intraday Industry-Specific Spillover Effect in European Equity Markets
55 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 18, 2016
This paper investigates the existence of financial contagion between the US and ten European stock markets. Using intraday minute-per-minute data of a large set of 374 equities from three different industries, over the period from January to June 2011, we investigate the impact of increased volatility in the US on the inter-country industry-level spillover effect. Self-built industry indices are used, which allows the implementation of the same index methodology across different markets. We first show that the spillover of asset price volatility from the US to European markets does exist; the greatest spike in the volatility in the target markets is observed in the first minute, and is absorbed in the first five minutes after the volatility increase. Second, we can state that euro-denominated markets amplify the spillover effect of volatility from the US market. Third, we provide evidence of the industry heterogeneity of the spillover effects, and claim that an analysis of financial contagion across different industries is desirable, using industry indices instead of global market indices.
Keywords: Financial Contagion, Consumer Confidence Index, European Stock markets, Spillover Effect
JEL Classification: G1, G15
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