Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102277
Authors: 
Barunik, Jozef
Kočenda, Evžen
Vácha, Lukáš
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
FinMaP-Working Paper 13
Abstract: 
Asymmetries in volatility spillovers are highly relevant to risk valuation and portfolio diversification strategies in financial markets. Yet, the large literature studying information transmission mechanisms ignores the fact that bad and good volatility may spill over at different magnitudes. This paper fills this gap with two contributions. One, we suggest how to quantify asymmetries in volatility spillovers due to bad and good volatility. Two, using high frequency data covering most liquid U.S. stocks in seven sectors, we provide ample evidence of the asymmetric connectedness of stocks. We universally reject the hypothesis of symmetric connectedness at the disaggregate level but in contrast, we document the symmetric transmission of information in an aggregated portfolio. We show that bad and good volatility is transmitted at different magnitudes in different sectors, and the asymmetries sizably change over time. 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 with the increased uncertainty of stock market participants during the financial crisis.
Subjects: 
volatility
spillovers
semivariance
asymmetric effects
financial markets
JEL: 
C18
C58
G15
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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