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Time variation in the cointegrating relationship between stock prices and economic activity

  • David McMillan
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    The present paper examines whether there exists a long-run cointegrating relationship between a stock market index and output and interest rates. Moreover, estimation is conducted over the full sample and both a recursive and rolling sample to examine any time variation in the nature of the relationship. The results support evidence of a single cointegrating vector, where stock prices typically exhibit a positive relationship with industrial production and a negative relationship with interest rates. However, there is significant time variation and periods of time where contrary results are observed. As such any model of stock prices needs to account for such time variation

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Review of Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 359-368

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