Investigating Equilibrium Relationship between Macroeconomic Variables and Malaysian Stock Market Index through Bounds Tests Approach

Hussain Ali Bekhet, Mohamed Ibrahim Mugableh

Abstract


The current paper conducts an empirical examination into the long-run and short-run equilibrium relationships between macroeconomic variables and the Malaysian stock market index (SMI) for the 1977-2011 period. Specifically, it employs Ng and Perron (NP) bounds statistics test to detect the boundaries of variables stationarity. Subsequently, the co-integrating relationships among variables are tested using the bounds F-statistic test. Eventually, the long-run and short-run equilibrium relationships are analyzed using Pesaran, Shin, and Smith (PSS) bounds tests Approach. The results indicate that all macroeconomic variables are co-integrated with SMI. Besides, understanding the long-run and short-run equilibrium relationships between macroeconomic variables and SMI could be highly appreciable from the perspectives of policymakers, financial economists, domestic and international investors dealing with Malaysian stock market.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ijef.v4n10p69

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International Journal of Economics and Finance  ISSN  1916-971X (Print) ISSN  1916-9728 (Online)

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