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Money Supply Announcements and the Ex Ante Volatility of Asset Prices

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  • Bailey, Warren Bernard
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    Previous empirical studies have documented more volatile money grow th and money surprises, more volatile asset price changes, and increased responsiveness of asset prices to money surprises since the October 1 979 change in Fed policy. This paper studies the associations between money announcements and the ex ante volatility of asset prices in th e recent past. Results indicate that revisions of ex ante asset price volatility, as measured from prices of stock index, government debt, gold, and foreign currency options, are significantly correlated with the surprise component of the weekly M1 release. There is also evidence that money releases reduce volatility by resolving uncertainty. Copyright 1988 by Ohio State University Press.

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    Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

    Volume (Year): 20 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 611-20

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    Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:20:y:1988:i:4:p:611-20

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    1. Isakov, Dusan & Perignon, Christophe, 2001. "Evolution of market uncertainty around earnings announcements," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(9), pages 1769-1788, September.
    2. Tully, Edel & Lucey, Brian M., 2007. "A power GARCH examination of the gold market," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 316-325, June.
    3. Masazumi Hattori & Andreas Schrimpf & Vladyslav Sushko, 2013. "The response of tail risk perceptions to unconventional monetary policy," BIS Working Papers 425, Bank for International Settlements.
    4. Narayan, Paresh Kumar & Narayan, Seema & Zheng, Xinwei, 2010. "Gold and oil futures markets: Are markets efficient?," Applied Energy, Elsevier, vol. 87(10), pages 3299-3303, October.
    5. Cronin, David, 2014. "The interaction between money and asset markets: A spillover index approach," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 39(PA), pages 185-202.

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