Commodity prices and stock market behavior in south american countries in the short run

Robert Johnson, Luc Soenen

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Using Geweke feedback measures, we present empirical evidence that largely supports the hypothesis that the stock markets of South American countries are highly affected by changes in commodity prices after controlling for changes in exchange rates, interest rates, and North American stock market changes. In total, six different Goldman Sachs commodity price indexes are tested against the unexplained variation in stock market returns for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela, covering the period 1995-2007. The Argentinian, Brazilian, and Peruvian stock markets are significantly affected by changes in commodity prices the same day. Venezuela's stock market, however, does not react to changes in commodity prices, even including energy prices. Stock market returns for Chile show a contemporaneous relation with energy and metals prices, whereas Colombia's equity market is affected by price changes for agricultural and industrial metals. In all cases, we find a contemporaneous relation and no indication of a lead or lag relationship. copyright © 2009 M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)69-82
Número de páginas14
PublicaciónEmerging Markets Finance and Trade
EstadoPublicada - 28 oct. 2009
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