Bialkowski, Jedrzej and Gottschalk, Katrin and Wisniewski, Tomasz (2006): Political orientation of government and stock market returns.
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Prior research documented that U.S. stock prices tend to grow faster during Democratic administrations than during Republican administrations. This letter examines whether stock returns in other countries also depend on the political orientation of the incumbents. An analysis of 24 stock markets and 173 different governments reveals that there are no statistically significant differences in returns between left-wing and right-wing executives. Consequently, international investment strategies based on the political orientation of countries' leadership are likely to be futile.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Political orientation of government and stock market returns|
|Keywords:||Stock market returns; Politics; Presidential puzzle|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G14 - Information and Market Efficiency ; Event Studies ; Insider Trading
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice ; Investment Decisions
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
|Depositing User:||Katrin Gottschalk|
|Date Deposited:||05. Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||10. Mar 2015 00:58|
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