The Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Prices: A Conceptual Framework of the Arbitrage Pricing Theory
Ganpat University-Faculty of Management Studies Journal of Management and Research, Vol. 5, 2012
16 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2014
Date Written: January 10, 2013
The relationship between fundamental macroeconomic variables of the economy and stock markets is an essential one. It affects the perspective of monetary and fiscal policy decisions, portfolio management and economic development. It has been studied that macroeconomic variables can influence investors' investment decisions. Over the world, many researchers have investigated the relationships between stock market prices and various macroeconomic variables. The focus of the current paper is to investigate whether the share price index can be considered as a reflection of economic activities in India. This study investigates the impact of five selected macroeconomic variables on Stock Market Liquidity of S&P CNX Nifty. As a result of this analysis, a simple model of the influence of macroeconomic fundamentals on the stock market index has been suggested. For better stock market performance, policy makers should put in place measures that will ensure a stable macroeconomic environment.
Keywords: Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Macroeconomic Fundamentals, Stock Price Movement
JEL Classification: O00, N20, G20
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