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New Stock Market Signal Identifies Bubbles, Researchers Say

Market Comovement

First Posted: 03/21/11 10:51 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

Wired:

Complexity researchers who study the behavior of stock markets may have identified a signal that precedes crashes.

They say the telltale sign is a measure of co-movement, or the likelihood of stocks to move in the same direction. When a market is healthy, co-movement is low. But in the months and years before a crash, co-movement seems to grow.

Read the whole story: Wired

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