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Stock returns and real activity: the dynamic conditional lagged correlation approach

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  • Lyócsa, Štefan
  • Baumöhl, Eduard
  • Výrost, Tomáš

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Using dynamic conditional correlations (DCCs), we estimate the time-varying relationship between stock market returns and output growth based on monthly data for the US over the 1964:01 to 2012:07 time period. We demonstrate that in general, this relationship is positive and present during the entire study period. Furthermore, our findings suggest that this relationship is strengthened during recessions.

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  • Lyócsa, Štefan & Baumöhl, Eduard & Výrost, Tomáš, 2012. "Stock returns and real activity: the dynamic conditional lagged correlation approach," MPRA Paper 43307, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    stock market returns; real activity; dynamic conditional lagged correlations; recessions;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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