Academic and applied researchers in economics have, in the last 10 years, become increasingly interested in the topic of chaotic dynamics. In this paper we undertake non-linear dynamical analysis of one representative time series taken from financial markets, namely the Standard and Poor's (S&P) Composite Price Index. The data is based upon (adjusted) daily data from 1928 to 1987 comprising 16 127 observations. The results in the paper, based on the Grassberger–Procaccia (GP) correlation dimension measurement in conjunction with non-linear noise filtering and the surrogate technique, show strong evidence of chaos in one of these series, the S&P 500. The analysis shows that the accuracy of results improves with the increase in the number of recording points and the length of the time series, 5000 data points being sufficient to identify deterministic dynamics.
|Journal||Mathematics and Computers in Simulation|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1999|
- time series analysis
- stock exchange
- Kolmogorov entropy
- chaos theory