APPLICATION OF THE RANDOM MATRIX THEORY ON THE CROSS-CORRELATION OF STOCK ‎PRICES

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Department of Statistics, University of Mazandaran, Iran

Abstract

The analysis of cross-correlations is extensively applied for understanding of interconnections in stock markets. Variety of methods are used in order to search stock cross-correlations including the Random Matrix Theory (RMT), the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and the Hierachical ‎Structures.‎
In ‎this work‎, we analyze cross-crrelations between price fluctuations of 20 ‎company ‎stocks‎‎ of Iran by using RMT. We find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the matrices of the cross-correlations related to ‎the‎se stocks.‎‎‎
 
The results show some eigenvalues do not fall within the bounds of RMT eigenvalues, that indicate the correlations of ‎‎ stocks in usual and critical flucatutions.

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