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Exploiting The Information Of Stock Market To Forecast Exchange Rate Movements

  • Manish KUMAR

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    (PhD student, "Indian Institute of Technology Madras”, India)

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    The present study examines dynamic relation between stock index and exchange rate by using the daily data for India. The empirical evidence suggests that there is no long-run relationship; how-ever, there is bidirectional causality between stock index and exchange rates. The findings of the causality tests strongly support portfolio or macroeconomic approach on the relationship between ex-change rates and stock prices. An attempt is also made to forecast daily returns of INR/USD exchange rates by exploiting the information of causal relationship between exchange rates and stock index us-ing Vector autoregression (VAR) model. VAR’s out-of-sample performance is benchmarked against the traditional ARIMA model. The potential of the two models are rigorously evaluated by employing a cross-validation scheme and statistical metrics like mean absolute error, root mean square error and directional accuracy. Out-of-sample performance shows that VAR model is robust, and consis-tently produces superior predictions than ARIMA model.

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    Article provided by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its journal Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" din Iasi.

    Volume (Year): 56 (2009)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 563-575

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