A Panel Data Analysis of the Impact of Macroeconomic Indicators on Firms' Shares Performance in Nigeria

Ogunmuyiwa, Michael S.; Akinlo, Olayinka O.
July 2016
EuroEconomica;2016, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p119
Academic Journal
This paper contributes to the ongoing debate on whether the impact of macroeconomic indicators on the stock market is positive or negative or of no effect by analyzing the relationship between macroeconomic fundamentals and performance of quoted firms on the Nigeria Stock Exchange market. A sample of fifty (50) quoted firms across eight (8) major sectors of the market was selected for the study. The static panel regression technique was employed on monthly data sourced from the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 2007:1 and 2013:12. Results from empirical findings reveal that varying impacts exist between the macroeconomic indicators and firm share returns in Nigeria. It goes further to affirm that inflation rate, interest rate and exchange rate are the major significant macroeconomic indicators driving firm share returns in Nigeria.


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