The persistence phenomenon is studied in the Japanese financial market by using a novel mapping of the time evolution of the values of shares in a portfolio onto Ising spins. The method is applied to historical end of day data from the Japanese stock market over an arbitrarily chosen period. By studying the time dependence of the spins, we find clear evidence for a power law decay of the proportion of shares that remain either above or below their "starting" values. The results are compared with those resulting from data from the London market, where there is evidence of a distinctive double power law. Preliminary results from the Japanese market indicate similar behavior. We estimate a long time persistence exponent for the underlying financial markets to be 0.5.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Mar 2008|
|Event||Complex Systems II - Canberra, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Dec 2007 → 7 Dec 2007
|Conference||Complex Systems II|
|Period||5/12/07 → 7/12/07|
- Financial markets