Applicability of the Capital Asset Pricing Model to the Baltic Stock Markets
|1.||Brief overview of Financial Markets||8|
|126.96.36.199.||Importance of Financial Markets||8|
|188.8.131.52.||Participants of investment process||9|
|184.108.40.206.||Risk and Return for Investors (diversification)||10|
|2.||Capital market theory: essence of 3 basic models||11|
|220.127.116.11.||Capital Asset Pricing Model – CAPM||14|
|18.104.22.168.||Assumptions of the CAPM on stock markets and financial assets||19|
|22.214.171.124.||Implications: strengths of the CAPM||29|
|126.96.36.199.||Conclusion on the CAPM||31|
|188.8.131.52.||Arbitrage Pricing Theory - APT||31|
|184.108.40.206.||Comparison between APT and САРМ||32|
|3.||Empirical counterparts of models||35|
|220.127.116.11.||Single-index model - CAPM||35|
|18.104.22.168.||Multi-index model - APT||38|
|4.||Criticism and empirical analysis of the CAPM||42|
|22.214.171.124.||The models—ex-ante expectations and ex-post tests||43|
|126.96.36.199.||Empirical tests of the CAPM||44|
|188.8.131.52.||Comparisons of traditional tests of general equilibrium relationships and some new research||49|
|5.||Baltic Stock Market: Overview||53|
|6.||CAPM tests on the Baltick Stock Market||68|
|7.||Conclusions and suggestions||71|
|8.||Bibliography (Lists of utilised literature and sources)||74|
|9.||Summary in Latvian||76|
The Capital Market Theory is a widely researched area, and extensively is covered in publications over last 50 years. This theory is a fundamental base for understanding the investment processes in any market, and is concerned with finding the most desirable group of securities to hold, given the properties of each securities. There are 3 basic models of Capital Market Theory which are bases for later extensional models.
Almost everyone owns some kind or group (portfolio) of assets. These assets could likely be a real assets (such as a car, a house etc.) as well as financial assets such as stocks, bonds and so on. An investor is faced with a choice among all these assets, what means that the decision process seems to play an important role. The Capital Market Theory describes the basic principles underlying rational portfolio choice and its impact on assets prices in marketplace.
The Current Master Thesis is aiming at financial assets and markets, analyzing securities markets, specially focusing on stock markets as a whole with main emphases on Baltic stock market. The CAPM was taken as a basic model for investigation in Master Thesis, because it is the first model which has practical implication in real world.
The author has chosen the topic for two reasons mainly: first, because stock markets (in difference to other markets) provide opportunities and data readily available to all (small and big) investors. Secondly, because previously the model has not be tested on the Baltic market but in other markets.
The importance of the study is supported by the fact that the Baltic market is fast growing market and it is supposed to be very attractive to potential investors.
Goal and tasks of Master Thesis:
Aim of this research is to analyze and critically estimate the previous investigations, dedicated to the applicability of CAPM and to verify if CAPM holds also for the Baltic Stock Market.
To achieve the above- stated goal, the author of thesis has posed the following tasks:
1. To analyse the available scientific literature about Capital Market Theory’s 3 basic models
2. To estimate Capital Market Theory’s 3 basic models both theoretical and practical implication on the prediction of the pricing on stock markets.
3. Critically estimate the results of previous investigations, dedicated to the applicability of CAPM to stock markets.
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