Financial Markets Trends and Studies of Singapore Futures Markets
In this paper we explore some recent trends in the financial market and also report some studies of the Singapore futures markets. A characterization of trends shows that national securities markets are much closer than before. This means the linkages between securities and their derivatives and amongst themselves have be come much stronger. Secondly, the advent of sophisticated risk products and instruments and the knowledge to use them effectively would become a common theme together with the idea of value enhancements. Thirdly, computerizations and the internet will play an increasingly important role. So will empirical financial research become increasingly microscopic. The discussion will be supported by the experiences of the Singapore futures markets and various empirical research evidences. The paper also provides a detailed study of causality-in-variance test of information transmission between SIMEX and Osaka Stock Exchange on the Nikkei 225 stock index futures trading prior to, during, and immediately after the announcement of the collapse of Barings. The results are indicative of very strong international market linkages and a portent of things to come.
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets
Lim, Kian Guan and Wong, S.C..
Financial Markets Trends and Studies of Singapore Futures Markets. (1998). Asia-Pacific Financial Markets. 5, (1), 45-63. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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