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Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, No. 2

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451974232

Keywords: portfolio management, equity capital, portfolios, capital markets

This paper analyzes portfolio diversification, leverage, and financial contagion. It studies the extent to which basic principles of portfolio diversification explain 'contagious selling' of financial assets when t...

How Persistent Are Shocks to World Commodity Prices?

How Persistent Are Shocks to World Commodity Prices? »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, No. 2

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451974232

Keywords: portfolio management, equity capital, portfolios, capital markets

This paper analyzes portfolio diversification, leverage, and financial contagion. It studies the extent to which basic principles of portfolio diversification explain 'contagious selling' of financial assets when t...

Ratchet Effects in Currency Substitution: An Application to the Kyrgyz Republic

Ratchet Effects in Currency Substitution: An Application to the Kyrgyz Republic »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, No. 2

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451974232

Keywords: portfolio management, equity capital, portfolios, capital markets

This paper analyzes portfolio diversification, leverage, and financial contagion. It studies the extent to which basic principles of portfolio diversification explain 'contagious selling' of financial assets when t...

Safety from Currency Crashes

Safety from Currency Crashes »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, No. 2

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451974232

Keywords: portfolio management, equity capital, portfolios, capital markets

This paper analyzes portfolio diversification, leverage, and financial contagion. It studies the extent to which basic principles of portfolio diversification explain 'contagious selling' of financial assets when t...

Japan’s Stagnant Nineties: A Vector Autoregression Retrospective

Japan’s Stagnant Nineties: A Vector Autoregression Retrospective »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 47, No. 2

Volume: 47

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2000

ISBN: 9781451974232

Keywords: portfolio management, equity capital, portfolios, capital markets

This paper analyzes portfolio diversification, leverage, and financial contagion. It studies the extent to which basic principles of portfolio diversification explain 'contagious selling' of financial assets when t...

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion »

Source: Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Volume/Issue: 1999/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): T. Smith , and Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451855791

Keywords: financial contagion, portfolio choice, leverage, portfolio management, correlation, portfolio manager, covariance, predictions

Models of “contagion” rely on market imperfections to explain why adverse shocks in one asset market might be associated with asset sales in many unrelated markets. This paper demonstrates that contag...

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1

Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand1 »

Source: Exchange Rate Fluctuations and International Portfolio Rebalancing in Thailand

Volume/Issue: 2012/214

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jacob Gyntelberg , Subhanij Tientip , and Mico Loretan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

ISBN: 9781475505641

Keywords: Foreign exchange market, equity market, portfolio rebalancing, stock market, exchange rate, foreign exchange, financial institutions,

We present empirical evidence that the Thai baht's value is driven in part by investors' cross-border equity portfolio rebalancing decisions. Our results are based on comprehensive datasets of FX and stock market t...

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls »

Source: A Simple Measure of the Intensity of Capital Controls

Volume/Issue: 2001/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451859119

Keywords: international financial liberalization, openness, portfolio investment, foreign ownership, capital controls, foreign ownership restrictions, cost of capital,

We present a readily available monthly measure of the intensity of capital controls across 29 emerging market countries that is based on the degree of restrictions on foreign ownership of equities. The initial open...

The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds »

Source: The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Volume/Issue: 2001/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piti Disyatat , and R. Gelos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853476

Keywords: asset allocation, portfolio choice, contagion, statistic, risk aversion, optimization, correlation, covariance,

Benchmark following and portfolio rebalancing effects have often been cited when trying to explain international financial contagion phenomena. Using a dataset containing the country allocation of individual dedica...

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds »

Source: A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Volume/Issue: 2000/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , and Eduardo Borensztein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451860054

Keywords: Mutual funds, contagion, foreign portfolio investment, herding, financial crises, investors, international investors, stock market

This paper explores the behavior of emerging market mutual funds using a novel database covering the holdings of individual funds over the period January 1996 to March 1999. An examination of individual crises show...