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

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  • Bernd Hayo

    () (Philipps-University Marburg)

  • Matthias Neuenkirch

    () (Philipps-University Marburg)

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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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  • Bernd Hayo & Matthias Neuenkirch, 2010. "Bank of Canada Communication, Media Coverage, and Financial Market Reactions," MAGKS Papers on Economics 201020, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung).
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    1. Matthias Neuenkirch, 2014. "Federal Reserve communications and newswire coverage," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(25), pages 3119-3129, September.
    2. Gabriel Caldas Montes & Rodolfo Tomás da Fonseca Nicolay, 2015. "Central bank’s perception on inflation and inflation expectations of experts: Empirical evidence from Brazil," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 42(6), pages 1142-1158, November.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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