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Striking Oil: Another Puzzle

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  • Driesprong, G.
  • Jacobsen, B.
  • Maat, B.
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    We find that changes in oil prices strongly predict future stock market returns in many countries in the world. In our thirty year sample of monthly data for developed stock markets, we find statistically significant predictability in 12 out of the 18 countries and in a world market index. For our shorter time series of emerging markets we obtain similar results. We show that these results are economically significant and robust with respect to the sample period, different kind of oil prices we consider and well known effects like the January effect and the Halloween effect.

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    Paper provided by Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam in its series ERIM Report Series Research in Management with number ERS-2003-082-F&A.

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    Date of creation: 07 Nov 2003
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    Keywords: besliskunde; international stock markets; market efficiency; oil prices; return predictability; stock returns;

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    Cited by:
    1. Nicholas Apergis & Stephen M. Miller, 2008. "Do Structural Oil-Market Shocks Affect Stock Prices?," Working papers 2008-51, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    2. Masih, Rumi & Peters, Sanjay & De Mello, Lurion, 2011. "Oil price volatility and stock price fluctuations in an emerging market: Evidence from South Korea," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 975-986, September.
    3. Shirvani, Hassan & Wilbratte, Barry, 2007. "The permanent-transitory decomposition of the stock markets of the G7 countries: A multivariate approach," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 352-365, May.

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