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Realized Bond-Stock Correlation: Macroeconomic Announcement Effects

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  • Christiansen, Charlotte

    () (Department of Accounting, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Ranaldo, Angelo

    () (Research Department, Swiss National Bank)

Abstract

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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  • Christiansen, Charlotte & Ranaldo, Angelo, 2005. "Realized Bond-Stock Correlation: Macroeconomic Announcement Effects," Finance Research Group Working Papers F-2005-05, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:aarbfi:2005-05 Note: Published in: C. Christiansen and A. Ranaldo (2007), "Realized Stock-Bond Correlation: Macroeconomic Announcement Effects", Journal of Futures Markets, 27(5), 439-469.
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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