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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

I have a question on stationarity in time series.

I basically understand the concept, I think. However, I don't understand why the lag should affect the joint distribution.

For example, the joint distribution of <Yt, Yt+a> should be the same as the joint distribution of <Yp, Yp+a>. If now the a were to increase, the joint distributions should still be the same. Is that correct?

If Yp+a is changed to some other value, say Yp+b, then surely the joint distribution would still be the same in a stationary time series. Does anyone know if this is correct?

I have a question on stationarity in time series.

I basically understand the concept, I think. However, I don't understand why the lag should affect the joint distribution.

For example, the joint distribution of <Yt, Yt+a> should be the same as the joint distribution of <Yp, Yp+a>. If now the a were to increase, the joint distributions should still be the same. Is that correct?

If Yp+a is changed to some other value, say Yp+b, then surely the joint distribution would still be the same in a stationary time series. Does anyone know if this is correct?