Department of Finance, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Budapest H-1117, Hungary
Department of Finance and Accounting, Eötvös Loránd University, Szép utca 2. Budapest H-1053, Hungary
and Department of Economics, J. Selye University, Bratislavská cesta 3322, SK-94501 Komárno, Slovakia
2nd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2018 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 22, 2018, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty – Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-11-0
We introduce a spectral clustering-based method to show that stock prices contain not only firm, but also network level information. We cluster different stock indices and reconstruct the equity index graph from historical daily closing prices. We find that tail events have a minor effect on the equity index structure. Gaussian clusters can explain a substantial part of the total variance. Thus, mean-variance analysis with Gaussian clusters gives significant regression estimations. In addition, cluster-wise regressions also provide significant and stationer results.
cluster analysis, equity index networks, machine learning
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