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European Monetary Policy Surprises: The Aggregate and Sectoral Stock Market Response

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  • Bredin, Don

    (University College Dublin)

  • Hyde, Stuart

    (University of Manchester)

  • O'Reilly, Gerard

    (Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland)

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In this paper we investigate the stock market response to international monetary policy changes in the UK and Germany. Specifically, we analyse the impact of (un)expected changes in UK and German/euro area policy rates on UK and German aggregate and sectoral stock returns in an event study. The decomposition of the (un)expected changes in policy rates are based on futures markets. Overall, our results suggest that, UK monetary policy surprises have a significant negative influence on both aggregate and industry level stock returns in both the UK and Germany. The influence of German/Euro area monetary policy shocks appears insignificant for both countries.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Ireland in its series Research Technical Papers with number 10/RT/05.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:cbi:wpaper:10/rt/05

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  1. Pilar Abad & Helena Chuliá, 2013. "“European Government Bond Markets and Monetary Policy Surprises: Returns, Volatility and Integration”," IREA Working Papers 201325, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Dec 2013.
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  8. Bredin, Don & Hyde, Stuart & Reilly, Gerard O., 2010. "Monetary policy surprises and international bond markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 988-1002, October.

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