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Realized Bond-Stock Correlation: Macroeconomic Announcement Effects

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  • Charlotte Christiansen
  • Angelo Ranaldo

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We investigate the effects of macroeconomic announcements on the realized correlation between bond and stock returns. Our results deliver insights into the dominating drivers of bond-stock comovements. We find that it is not so much the surprise component of the announcement, but the mere fact that an announcement occurs that influences the realized bond-stock correlation. The impact of macroeconomic announcements varies across the business cycle. Announcement effects are highly dependent on the sign of the realized bond-stock correlation which has recently gone from positive to negative. Macroeconomic announcement effects on realized bond and stock volatilities are also investigated.

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Paper provided by Swiss National Bank in its series Working Papers with number 2006-02.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:snb:snbwpa:2006-02

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Keywords: Bond-stock correlation; Macroeconomic announcements; Realized correlation; Realized volatility;

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  1. Luis M. Viceira & Adi Sunderam & John Y. Campbell, 2008. "Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges? The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds," 2008 Meeting Papers 355, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  2. Aslanidis, Nektarios & Christiansen, Charlotte, 2011. "Smooth Transition Patterns in the Realized Stock- Bond Correlation," Working Papers 2072/152138, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  3. Karali, Berna, 2012. "Do USDA Announcements Affect Comovements Across Commodity Futures Returns?," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 37(1), April.
  4. Jørgensen, Peter Løchte & De Giovanni, Domenico, 2008. "Time Charters with Purchase Options in Shipping: Valuation and Risk Management," Finance Research Group Working Papers F-2008-05, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
  5. Ranaldo, Angelo & Söderlind, Paul, 2009. "Safe Haven Currencies," CEPR Discussion Papers 7249, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Thomas Q. Pedersen, 2010. "Predictable return distributions," CREATES Research Papers 2010-38, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  7. Høg, Esben, 2008. "Volatility and realized quadratic variation of differenced returns : A wavelet method approach," Finance Research Group Working Papers F-2008-06, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
  8. Aslanidis, Nektarios & Christiansen, Charlotte, 2011. "Quantiles of the Realized Stock-Bond Correlation," Working Papers 2072/151809, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
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