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: March 3, 2023


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 and find that news account for up to 35% of bond and stock price movements in the United States and euro area since 2002. This suggests 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, spillover effects between the US and euro area, and the predictability of monetary policy shocks.

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? (March 3, 2023). Journal of Monetary Economics, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3933777 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3933777

Mark Kerssenfischer (Contact Author)

Deutsche Bundesbank ( email )

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Maik Schmeling

Goethe University Frankfurt - Department of Finance ( email )

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

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

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) ( email )

United Kingdom

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