What Moves Markets?

65 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2022

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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: 2022


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? (2022). Deutsche Bundesbank Discussion Paper No. 16/2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4135943 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4135943

Mark Kerssenfischer (Contact Author)

Deutsche Bundesbank ( email )

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Frankfurt/Main, 60431

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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