The Macro Economy and Performance of Ghana Stock Market

Eastern Network Library PERCY KWAKU AMANOR SHIAKO 54 PAGES (9827 WORDS) Essay/Paper
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ABSTRACT

The study examines the impact of macroeconomic variables (inflation, exchange rate, and interest rate) on stock market performance in Ghana using quarterly data ranging from 2008 to 2018. Using time-series techniques of co-integration and vector error correction estimation, the study examines both the short-run and long-run associations between macroeconomic variables and stock market performance. The study uses the GSE all-share index as a dependent variable to measure stock market performance. Stationarity test done using the Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test shows that the variables used for the study are all non-stationary at levels but stationary at first difference, hence justifying the use of the Johansen’s co-integration and Vector Error Correction techniques. The Johansen’s co-integration test indicates the existence of long-run negative relationships among GSE all-share index and the macroeconomic variables (inflation rate, exchange rate, and interest rate) in Ghana, whilst the Vector Error Correction Model reveals no short-run relationship between these variables. There is also evidence of a uni-directional causative association running from inflation rate, exchange rate and interest rate to stock market performance using the Granger causality test. The study shows that macroeconomic variables (inflation, exchange rate, and interest rate) hinder stock market performance in Ghana in the long-run. All variables are statistically significant at 5% significance level in the long-run. The speed of adjustment towards the long-run equilibrium is about 21.3%, indicating that the adjustment is slow. Based on the findings, the study recommends that in an attempt to encourage the stock exchange market through various policies, policymakers should try to implement joint policies that will improve both the stock market and the macroeconomic variables in Ghana.

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APA

Eastern Network, L (2021). The Macro Economy and Performance of Ghana Stock Market. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-macro-economy-and-performance-of-ghana-stock-market

MLA 8th

Library, Eastern Network. "The Macro Economy and Performance of Ghana Stock Market" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-macro-economy-and-performance-of-ghana-stock-market . Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Library, Eastern Network. "The Macro Economy and Performance of Ghana Stock Market". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-macro-economy-and-performance-of-ghana-stock-market >.

Chicago

Library, Eastern Network. "The Macro Economy and Performance of Ghana Stock Market" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-macro-economy-and-performance-of-ghana-stock-market