Energy Economics Letters, vol.4, pp.9-19, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
This study investigates how stock market prices react to oil prices and money supply shocks in Turkey using a nonlinear ARDL approach. We establish
the time series properties of the data using both conventional linear unit root tests and the procedure advanced by Zivot and Andrews (1992) to consider
the possible existence of endogenous break in the series. Empirical evidence revealed asymmetric cointegration through Wald statistics of Pesaran and
Banerjee. Findings suggest asymmetric responses of Turkish stock market prices to oil prices and money supply shocks, confirming the importance of
non-linearity in macro-finance variables. Namely, in the long-run, we find a significant negative relation between oil prices and stock market prices.
Meanwhile, stock market prices react positively to negative (positive) shocks in money supply. The obtained evidence of the asymmetric behaviors
of stock prices should be taken into account by stock market participants when dealing with their portfolio diversification strategies.