The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of the return interval on common factors estimated in Finnish stock returns. Firstly, common factors are identified by factor analysis using daily, weekly and monthly return intervals. The similarity of these factors is then studied applying transformation analysis. It is discovered that the factors produced by alternative return intervals significantly differ from each other. An exception is the first factor representing the market index of securities.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics