Extreme returns and corresponding events for JSE indices

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dc.contributor.author Wright, Sarah Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-04T09:38:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-04T09:38:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/12233
dc.description MBA thesis - WBS en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This research investigated the identification of short-term extreme returns on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and their corresponding events. The identification of the short-term extreme returns was accomplished through the method of uniform reduction, allowing the dates of the extreme returns to be detected through a probabilistic analysis. A qualitative content analysis was performed, utilising two major South African newspapers, to establish what events could have caused the extreme returns. The analysis was performed for four major indices over a 10-11 year period. The research showed that the JSE was affected by both local and international events. Major events such as the September 11 Terrorist Attacks, the Global Financial Crisis and the South African Power Crisis were identified as well as local events relating to interest rates, the release of economic data, monetary policy, and specific domestic political events. The context or environment in which an event occurs was found to be significant in determining the market reaction. The methodology utilised proved to be both effective and robust, but due to its exploratory and pioneering nature, still needs some refinement. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Extreme returns on Stock Markets en_ZA
dc.subject Investment en_ZA
dc.subject Johannesburg Securities Exchange en_ZA
dc.title Extreme returns and corresponding events for JSE indices en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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