European Monetary Union Bond Market Dynamics: Pre & Post Crisis
Despite the wide range of alternatives that have been proposed by
academics and practitioners, the Sharpe ratio remains one of the most popular metrics used to
evaluate investment performance. In the proposed research, risks and returns are analysed on
the European Monetary Union bonds market, with different bonds ratings and maturities,
during the period from 2005 to 2017. The past and current trends and patterns in bond returns
are defined using the methods of statistic, correlation and econometric analysis. It was shown
that the bond returns are not normally distributed, and that the return distribution depends on
bond maturity and the economic situation in the market. The relation between volatility and
bond maturity and the Sharpe ratio appeared to be non-linear and not consistent over time.
However, the hypothesis about the inverse relation between the Sharpe ratio and bond
maturity is not supported by the evidence. Finally, with the help of time-series models it was
proven that in the period 2005–2017, the returns on European Monetary Union bonds market
tend to decline over time. We used ARIMA models for analysis of the residuals from the
If you build the present in the image of the past you will miss out entirely on challenges of the future. The first meeting of the G20 leaders originally set up as the finance ministers’ forum at the initiative of the G8 leaders2 more than a decade ago in 1999 after the Asian financial crisis, launched a new phase of development both of the international financial architecture and the global governance system. The EU participation in the G20 has been full scale from its birth, unlike gradual inclusion of the EU into the G7 processes. The reasons are clear. The internal factor defining the EU influence in the G20 was the beginning of the third stage of EMU and adoption of the single currency. Success of the euro as the single and a second reserve currency, its establishment as a factor of the global economic and monetary system, defined the EU role in the G20.
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