STOCK MARKET VOLATILITY AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN PAKISTAN STOCK MARKET

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Volume 17 Issue 1 2021

Author(s):

Sumaira Tufail
Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab

Dr. Sayyid Salman Rizavi
Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab

Abstract Stock price volatility is considered as one of the most important areas of concern for the capital markets regulators, investors and academicians in recent years. Corporate dividend policy as a determinant of stock market volatility is a significant area of concern for the investors as well as the managers of the company due to political instability and the current economic crisis in Pakistan. This study aims at determining the effect of significant factors such as dividend yield, dividend payout ratio, foreign exchange rate and foreign direct investment on stock price fluctuation in Pakistan, which contributes to overall variation in stock price volatility. The study used a sample of 200 Pakistani listed companies by employing the regression analysis. The endogeneity issues were addressed through the generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation. The study concludes that stock price volatility has a negative association with dividend policy. The study also suggests that foreign direct investment and foreign exchange rates both negatively influence the stock price fluctuations in emerging markets. The findings of this study provide practical implications for the investors, policymakers and firm managers.
Keywords Stock Market Volatility, Dividend yield, Dividend payout ratio, Foreign Exchange Rate, Foreign Direct Investment
Year 2021
Volume 17
Issue 1
Type Research paper, manuscript, article
Recognized by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, HEC
Category "Y"
Journal Name IBT Journal of Business Studies
Publisher Name ILMA University
Jel Classification
DOI -
ISSN no (E, Electronic) 2409-6520
ISSN no (P, Print) 2414-8393
Country Pakistan
City Karachi
Institution Type University
Journal Type Open Access
Manuscript Processing Blind Peer Reviewed
Format PDF
Paper Link http://ibtjbs.ilmauniversity.edu.pk/journal/jbs/17.1/4.pdf