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Title: Statistical Analysis of the Effect of Inflation and Exchange Rate on Stock Market Returns in Ghana
Authors: Mettle, F.O.
Doku-Amponsah, K.
Kwofie, C.
University of Ghana, College of Basic and Applied Sciences School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Department of Statistics
Keywords: Statistical Analysis
Inflation
Exchange Rate
Stock Market Returns
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: The study examined the effect of exchange rate and inflation on stock market returns in Ghana. Monthly inflation and exchange rate data obtained from the Bank of Ghana and monthly market returns computed from the GSE all-share index from January 2000 through to December 2013 was used. The Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) cointegration technique, the Error correction parametization of the ARDL model and Markov transition probabilities were used in unveiling this dynamics. The ARDL and its corresponding error correction model were used in establishing the long and short run relationship between the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) market returns, inflation and exchange rate. The study revealed that there exist a significant long run relationship between GSE market returns and inflation. However, there existed no significant short run relationship between them. The result also showed a significant long and short run relationship between GSE market returns and exchange rate. Furthermore, due to the existence of the long run relationships, Markov transition probabilities were used to determine the long run distributions of inflation and exchange rate. The study also revealed that in the long run there is a high probability that the cedi will depreciate against the dollar and also there is a high probability that inflation will lie between 10% and 20% inclusive in the long run.
Description: Thesis(MPhil)-University of Ghana, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/21985
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