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Does behavioural theory explain return-implied volatility relationship? Evidence from India
, Chakrabarti P
Published in Cogent OA
2017
Volume: 5
   
Issue: 1
Pages: 1 - 16
Abstract
The study investigates whether behavioural theory is a superior explanation for short-term return–volatility relationship than traditional leverage and volatility feedback hypotheses. Using VAR and quantile regression frameworks, the study shows that behavioural theory explains the relationship better than the leverage and feedback hypotheses. The study supports that behavioural biases (representative, affect, extrapolation heuristics, etc.) exist among market participants, and these biases cause India Volatility Index (India VIX) to be an efficient hedge for extreme negative market movements.
About the journal
JournalCogent Economics and Finance
PublisherCogent OA
ISSN2332-2039
Open AccessNo