Is Wine A Financial Parachute?
This paper analyzes the relationship between Global Wine Industry Share Price Indexes and composite stock market indexes using a Threshold Vector Error Correction Model (TVECM), aiming to investigate if investments in the wine sector play a role in determining financial risk and return to investors who include it in their portfolio. Whilst most of the literature analyzes the return of investments of fine wine, this paper places the focus to "Normal" (i.e. non-fine) wine, using data from the Mediobanca database covering companies in the wine industry listed on regulated stock market in France, US, Australia, Chile and China. The dataset cover the time period going from January 1, 2001, to the end of February 2009.