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Paper IPM / Physic / 15966  


Abstract:  
Forty stock market indices of the world with the highest GDP has been studied. We show each market is a part of a global structure, that we call ï¿½??worldstockmarket networkï¿½?ï¿½. Where the correlation between two markets is not independent of the correlation between two other markets. Towards this end, we analyze the crosscorrelation matrix of the indices of these forty markets using Random Matrix Theory (RMT). We find the degree of collective behavior among the markets and the share of each market in the world global network. This finding together with the results obtained from the same calculation on four stock markets reinforces the idea of a world financial market. Finally, we draw the dendrogram of the crosscorrelation matrix to make communities in this abstract global market visible. The results show that the world financial market comprises three communities each of which includes stock markets with geographical proximity.
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