The Relations between Exchange Rates and Stock Indexes for Brazil

The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, v.14(1), p. 57-69, 2020

13 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2020

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This research investigates the dynamic relations between exchange rates and stock indexes for Brazil by adopting the Granger causality test and the quantile regression model. The causality test results show that changes in stock indexes cause changes in exchange rates in the full sample period and all five subperiods. The results of different quantile regressions reveal an inverse U-shape pattern of the negative coefficients, which indicates that the negative correlation between changes in exchange rates and changes in stock indexes is even clearer when exchange rates become extremely low or high. The empirical results are consistent with the portfolio approach, which suggests that changes in stock indexes result in changes in exchange rates (the stock market leads the foreign exchange market) with the negative sign of correlation.

Keywords: Exchange Rates, Stock Indexes, Granger Causality, Quantile Regression

JEL Classification: F31, G15

Suggested Citation

Chen, Jeng-Hong, The Relations between Exchange Rates and Stock Indexes for Brazil (2020). The International Journal of Business and Finance Research, v.14(1), p. 57-69, 2020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3522536

Jeng-Hong Chen (Contact Author)

Central State University ( email )

3666 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
United States

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