Return Correlation of China's Real Estate and Stock Markets
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
China’s economy has experienced a spectacular growth and achieved a remarkable success over the past three decades. Opportunities created by the striking economic growth have led China’s most important investment markets, real estate and stock markets to undertake an enormous transformation and development.
This paper is concentrated on examining the relationship between the returns on Chinese real estate and stock markets. In particular, the paper attempts to investigate whether the returns are correlated between them, and to explore the potential diversification effects on creating a balanced portfolio including both real estate and stock assets. The empirical study is conducted on the basis of monthly data collected from year 2005 to 2010. Statistical tests are applied to measure the magnitude of return correlations between Chinese real estate and stock markets.
The results of the empirical study indicate that the monthly returns on Chinese real estate and stock markets are not correlated. And when investing in China’s capital markets, diversification benefits could be achieved by creating a balanced portfolio including both real estate and stock assets.
Keywords: Return Correlation; Diversification Benefit; Chinese Real Estate market;
Chinese Stock Market
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 56 p.
Return Correlation; Diversification Benefit; Chinese Real Estate market;Chinese Stock Market
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38319OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38319DiVA: diva2:374610
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Nilsson, Kerstin, Studierektor