What Moves Markets?

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Mark Kerssenfischer

Deutsche Bundesbank

Maik Schmeling

Goethe University Frankfurt - Department of Finance; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Date Written: April 21, 2022

Abstract

What share of asset price movements is driven by news? We build a large, time-stamped event database covering scheduled macro news as well as unscheduled events. We find that news account for about 50% of all bond and stock price movements in the United States and euro area since 2002, suggesting that a much larger share of return variation can be traced back to observable news than previously thought. Moreover, we provide stylized facts about the type of news that matter most for asset prices, the persistence of news effects, and spillover effects between the US and euro area.

Keywords: Macro news; Asset prices; High-Frequency Identification; Event Database

JEL Classification: E43; E44; G12; G14

Suggested Citation

Kerssenfischer, Mark and Schmeling, Maik, What Moves Markets? (April 21, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3933777 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3933777

Mark Kerssenfischer (Contact Author)

Deutsche Bundesbank ( email )

Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 14
Frankfurt/Main, 60431
Germany

Maik Schmeling

Goethe University Frankfurt - Department of Finance ( email )

House of Finance
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60323
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/maikschmeling/

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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