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An international analysis of earnings, stock prices and bond yields

  • Alain Durré

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    (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department
    European Central Bank
    Catholic University of Lille (France), IESEG)

  • Pierre Giot

    ()

    (University of Namur, Departement of Business Administration & CEREFIM
    Université catholique de Louvain, CORE)

This paper assesses the possible contemporaneous relationship between stock index prices, earnings and long-term government bond yields for a large number of countries and over a time period that spans several decades. In a cointegration framework, our analysis looks at three hypotheses. First, is there a long-term contemporaneous relationship between earnings, stock prices and government bond yields? Second, does a deviation from this possible long-run equilibrium impact stock prices such that the equilibrium is restored? Third, do government bond yields play a significant role in the long-run relationship or does the latter only involve stock prices and earnings? We also study the short-term impact of changes in long-term government bond yields on stock prices and discuss our short-term and long-term results in light of the recent developments regarding the so-called Fed model.

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Paper provided by National Bank of Belgium in its series Working Paper Research with number 73.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:200509-1
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