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Bank of Canada Communication, Media Coverage, and Financial Market Reactions

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  • Bernd Hayo

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    (Philipps-University Marburg)

  • Matthias Neuenkirch

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    (Philipps-University Marburg)

Abstract

In the literature, central bank communication is identified via either (i) the written content of original communications or (ii) newswire reports. We examine how (i) Bank of Canada communications and (ii) media reporting on them impacts Canadian bond and stock market returns using a GARCH model over the period 1998–2006. Official communications exert a relatively larger influence on the bond market, whereas media coverage is more relevant for the stock market. In general, media filtering does not appear to play a prominent role.

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Paper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 201020.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mar:magkse:201020

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Keywords: Bank of Canada; Central Bank Communication; Financial Markets; Media Coverage; Monetary Policy;

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  1. Matthias Neuenkirch, 2014. "Federal Reserve Communications and Newswire Coverage," Working Papers CEB 14-003, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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