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Autor
Solanki Kamini (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Seetharam Yudhvir (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Tytuł
Is Consumer Confidence an Indicator of JSE Performance?
Źródło
Contemporary Economics, 2014, vol. 8, nr 3, s. 257-274, tab., bibliogr. 35 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Konsument, Zachowania konsumenta, Zaufanie, Rynki finansowe, Giełda papierów wartościowych, Wyniki badań
Consumer, Consumer behaviour, Trust, Financial markets, Stock market, Research results
Uwagi
summ.
Kraj/Region
Afryka Południowa
South Africa
Abstrakt
While most studies examine the impact of business confidence on market performance, we instead focus on the consumer because consumer spending habits are a natural extension of trading activity on the equity market. This particular study examines investor sentiment as measured by the Consumer Confidence Index in South Africa and its effect on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). We employ Granger causality tests to investigate the relationship across time between the Consumer Confidence Index and market performance. The results show weak evidence of a contemporaneous relationship; however, significant evidence of a Granger caused relationship is apparent. Further, changes in investor sentiment Granger-cause changes in the two indices used, generally with a lag of 9 and 12 months, but not vice versa. Thus, we find that Consumer Confidence leads JSE performance during our sample period. Our research provides evidence contradicting the common perception of consumer confidence lagging market performance, particularly in the South African context. (original abstract)
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ISSN
2084-0845
Język
eng
URI / DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.5709/ce.1897-9254.144
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