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The Impact of Macroeconomic News on the Price of Financial Assets
Thesis title in Czech: Vliv makroekonomických zpráv na cenu finančních aktiv
Thesis title in English: The Impact of Macroeconomic News on the Price of Financial Assets
Key words: finanční trh, GARCH, EGARCH, makroekonomické zprávy, komunikace centrální banky
English key words: financial market, GARCH, EGARCH, macroeconominc news, central bank communication
Academic year of topic announcement: 2014/2015
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Supervisor: Ing. Michala Moravcová, Ph.D.
Author: hidden - assigned by the advisor
Date of registration: 10.06.2015
Date of assignment: 11.06.2015
Date and time of defence: 15.06.2016 08:00
Venue of defence: IES, m 314
Date of electronic submission:11.05.2016
Date of proceeded defence: 15.06.2016
Opponents: Mgr. Hana Džmuráňová, Ph.D.
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Preliminary scope of work in English
There is a fair amount of evidence that macroeconomic news and central bank communication matter for the financial markets. More attention is paid to developed markets, while emerging markets are less examined. Frequently applied models to estimate asset price volatility are autoregressive conditional heteroscedastic (ARCH) models advanced by Engle (1982) and generalized (GARCH) model developed independently by Bollerslev (1986) and Taylor (1986).I will first investigate the overall characteristics of asset price reaction to macroeconomic news and central bank communication. Then I will take a closer look at the available techniques, which measure the impact of the news announcement on the financial markets. Afterwards, the hypothesis about the news impact on the asset price and volatility will be tested. Finally, I will present empirical results and conclusion.


1. Introduction
2. Theoretical background
3. Data characteristics
4. Methodology
5. Hypotheses & Empirical results
6. Conclusion


1. Does the volatility of examined time series shows the characteristics of leverage effects, volatility clustering and persistence?
2. Do macroeconomic news announcements and central bank communication have the impact on the asset price value (conditional mean)?
3. Do macroeconomic news announcements and central bank communication have the impact on the asset price volatility (conditional variance)?


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