Title: A Euro area stock market model with betas dependent on the financial markets cycle

Authors: José Soares Da Fonseca

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Av. Dias da Silva 165, 3004-512 Coimbra, Portugal

Abstract: This paper estimates market models for the Euro area stock markets of France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain, with beta parameters dependent on the financial cycle phases. These models support the calculation of time-varying Treynor ratios, which compare the performance of these domestic markets across different phases of the financial cycle in the Euro area stock markets.

Keywords: Euro zone; stock market models; financial markets; financial cycles; time-varying beta parameters; Treynor ratios; modelling; France; Germany; Holland; Italy; Spain; stock markets.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2013.059950

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2013 Vol.6 No.4, pp.302 - 308

Received: 06 Feb 2013
Accepted: 30 Oct 2013

Published online: 21 Mar 2014 *

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