Domestic or U.S. News: What Drives Canadian Financial Markets?

17 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2012

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Bernd Hayo

University of Marburg - School of Business & Economics

Matthias Neuenkirch

University of Trier - Faculty of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Date Written: July 2012

Abstract

Using a generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (GARCH) model, we study the effects of Canadian and U.S. central bank communication and macroeconomic news on Canadian bond, stock, and foreign exchange market returns and volatility. First, Canadian central bank communication is more relevant than its U.S. counterpart, whereas in the case of macro news, that originating from the United States dominates. Second, we find evidence that the impact of Canadian news reaches its maximum when the Canadian target rate departs from the U.S. target rate (2002–2004) and thereafter. The introduction of fixed announcement dates initially does not cause a noticeable break in the data.

JEL Classification: E52, G14, G15

Suggested Citation

Hayo, Bernd and Neuenkirch, Matthias, Domestic or U.S. News: What Drives Canadian Financial Markets? (July 2012). Economic Inquiry, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 690-706, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2100664 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2010.00358.x

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