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U.S. Monetary Shocks and Global Stock Prices

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  • Laeven, Luc
  • Tong, Hui

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This paper studies how U.S. monetary policy affects global stock prices. We find that global stock prices respond strongly to changes in U.S. interest rate policy, with stock prices increasing (decreasing) following unexpected monetary loosening (tightening). This impact is more pronounced for sectors that depend on external financing, and for countries that are more integrated with the global financial market. These findings suggest that financial frictions play an important role in the transmission of monetary policy, and that U.S. monetary policy influences global capital allocation.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 8090.

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Keywords: asset allocation; asset prices; financial constraints; monetary policy; monetary transmission;

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  1. Raes, L.B.D. & Eijffinger, S.C.W. & Mahieu, R.J., 2011. "Can the Fed Talk the Hind Legs off the Stock Market? (replaced by CentER DP 2012-012)," Discussion Paper 2011-072, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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  3. Tsai, Chun-Li, 2014. "The effects of monetary policy on stock returns: Financing constraints and “informative” and “uninformative” FOMC statements," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 273-290.

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