Effect of Macroeconomic VariablesonStock Market Returns in India

1Chitrajyoti Ojah

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Abstract:

The macroeconomic variables and stock market index are inter-linked. The objective of this paper is to investigate the cointegration between BSE Sensex and Macroeconomic variables. This study uses monthly data from April 2014 to June2019 to find the inter-relationship between BSE Sensex returns and selected macroeconomic variables by applying VECM technique. The five macroeconomic variables viz. index of industrial production, wholesale price-index, exchange rate, interest rate and foreign portfolio investment have been considered to represent the indicator of the economy in India. The BSE Sensex shows a positive relationship with index of industrial production while a negative relationship with the interest rate in the estimation. However, in some cases, probable direction of macroeconomic variable varies.

Keywords:

BSE Sensex, Macroeconomic Variables, Returns, APT, FPI, Cointegration and VECM.

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 4
Pages10552-10566