You are thinking of investing in the stock market, you know that macroeconomic factors: Statistics and Data Analytics Report, UOG, UK

University University of Greenwich (UOG)
Subject Statistics and Data Analytics

Background:

You are thinking of investing in the stock market, you know that macroeconomic factors can impact the stock prices and you are particularly interested to find out if there is a significant relationship between stock prices and the interest rate; and stock prices and the exchange rate, so that you can predict the stock prices based on the movements of these macroeconomic variables.

Use the provided data set, perform appropriate analysis and write a report of 2000 words based on your analysis. To write your report and justify the findings, you are encouraged to refer to 7 to 10 related academic journal articles as well as textbooks.

  1. Report descriptive statistics for each variable stock price, interest rate, and exchange rate.
  2. Plot a time series graph for each of the variables and provide a summary of the movement of the variables in the period of the study.
  3. Plot scatter graphs of stock price against selected macroeconomic variables, and explain the graphs.
  4. Calculate the correlation between stock price and the selected macroeconomic variables and report your findings. Justify your results with the scatter graphs in part c.

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