Stock Market Performance, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Interactions in Zimbabwe: A Cointegration Approach

Abstract:

This research empirically examines the connection between stock market performance, exchange rates and interest rates

using the VECM model and monthly time series data. During the pre hyperinflationary phase findings showed that the

impact of interest rates on stock market performance were mixed. Stock market performance converged to long run

equilibrium with bank rates (1.4%) within 8 months. Unidirectional causality moves from stock market to exchange rates,

Treasury bill rates and deposit rates. Bank rates granger causes stock market performance. In hyperinflationary period

exchange rate and deposit rates had a positive impact on stock market performance while Treasury bills had a negative

effect. In long term the convergence to equilibrium with stock market performance was at rates of 1.3%, 1.5% and 1.8%

for exchange rates, Treasury bills and deposit rates respectively. Causality between stock market and exchange rates was

bidirectional while unidirectional causality moved from stock market performance to interest rates. Sound exchange rates

and treasury bills policies in the long term help stabilize the stock market. Mismanagement of exchange rates and interest

rates by monetary authorities will destabilize the stock market. Changes in exchange rates and bank rates are important to

investors in the short term.

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APA

Strike, M (2024). Stock Market Performance, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Interactions in Zimbabwe: A Cointegration Approach. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/stock-market-performance-interest-rate-and-exchange-rate-interactions-in-zimbabwe-a-cointegration-approach

MLA 8th

Strike, Mbulawa "Stock Market Performance, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Interactions in Zimbabwe: A Cointegration Approach" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/stock-market-performance-interest-rate-and-exchange-rate-interactions-in-zimbabwe-a-cointegration-approach. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

MLA7

Strike, Mbulawa . "Stock Market Performance, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Interactions in Zimbabwe: A Cointegration Approach". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 29 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/stock-market-performance-interest-rate-and-exchange-rate-interactions-in-zimbabwe-a-cointegration-approach >.

Chicago

Strike, Mbulawa . "Stock Market Performance, Interest Rate and Exchange Rate Interactions in Zimbabwe: A Cointegration Approach" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 29, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/stock-market-performance-interest-rate-and-exchange-rate-interactions-in-zimbabwe-a-cointegration-approach