One Central Bank to Rule Them All

Brusa, Francesca, Savor, Pavel and Wilson, Mungo (2015) One Central Bank to Rule Them All. Said Business School Working Paper 2015-13.

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Abstract

Both U.S. and international stock markets enjoy high returns and Sharpe ratios on days of scheduled FOMC meetings, consistent with global investors demanding a premium to bear risks associated with Federal Reserve decisions. There is no comparable result for other major central banks, whose announcements do not command positive risk premia either globally or, more surprisingly, domestically. Other macroeconomic announcements have impact on local stock markets and, to some extent, even on the U.S. market. These findings suggest that the Federal Reserve exerts a unique impact on global equity prices that does not simply stem from the size and importance of the U.S. economy.

Item Type: Oxford Saïd Research Paper
Keywords: Risk Premia, Announcements, Monetary Policy, Central Bank, Federal Reserve, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 14:04
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 09:58
Funders: not applicable
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5501

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