Is Market Fear Persistent? A Long-Memory Analysis?

20 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Luis A. Gil-Alana

University of Navarra - Department of Economics

Oleksiy Plastun

Sumy State University

Date Written: June 28, 2017

Abstract

This paper investigates the degree of persistence of market fear. Specifically, two different long-memory approaches (R/S analysis with the Hurst exponent method and fractional integration) are used to analyse persistence of the VIX index over the sample period 2004-2016, as well as some sub-periods (pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis). The findings indicate that its properties change over time: in normal periods it exhibits anti-persistence (there is a negative correlation between its past and future values), whilst during crisis period the level of persistence is increasing. These results can be informative about the nature of financial bubbles and anti-bubbles, and provide evidence on whether there exist market inefficiencies that could be exploited to make abnormal profits by designing appropriate trading strategies.

Keywords: market fear, VIX, persistence, long memory, R/S analysis, fractional integration

JEL Classification: C220, G120

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Gil-Alana, Luis A. and Plastun, Oleksiy, Is Market Fear Persistent? A Long-Memory Analysis? (June 28, 2017). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6534, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3004350

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