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Paper Title:

Normalized Truncated Levy models applied to the study of Financial Markets

Author(s):

M. C. Mariani, K. Martin, D. W. Dombrowski and D. Martinez

Department of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Finance,
New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001
Department 3MB Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
USA.
mmariani@nmsu.edu
kjmartin@nmsu.edu


Abstract:

This work is devoted to the study of the statistical properties of financial instruments from developed markets. We performed a new analysis of the behavior of companies corresponding to the DJIA index, and of the index itself, by using a normalized Truncated Levy walk model. We conclude that the Truncated Levy distribution describes perfectly the evolution of the companies and of the index near a crash.

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