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Causal Relationship between Stock Prices and Exchange Rates

This paper investigates the nature of the causal linkage between stock markets and foreign exchange markets in Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and UK from 1992:1 to 2005:12. Recently developed cointegration tests are employed and no evidence of a long-run relationship between the variables is found. Three variations of the Granger causality test are carried out and causality from exchange rates to stock prices is found for Canada, Switzerland, and United Kingdom; weak causality in the other direction is found only for Switzerland. The Hiemstra-Jones test is used to examine possible nonlinear causality and the results indicate causality from stock prices to exchange rates in Japan and weak causality of the reverse direction in Switzerland.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Macedonia in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 2010_01.

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Date of creation: Jan 2010
Date of revision: Jan 2010
Handle: RePEc:mcd:mcddps:2010_01
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