ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Stock Market and Corporate Firms

This paper highlights the possible consequences of the pandemic on the stock markets. It notes that higher profitability in the past years, better growth opportunities in the stock market, and being a stand-alone firm have a favourable impact on stock price reactions to COVID-19 shocks and, hence, they make such firms more resilient.

Is There a Bubble in the Indian Stock Market?

The recent surge in stock prices in India sparked off a debate on a possible bubble in the Indian stock market. The attempt here is to detect and date stamp bubbles present, if any, in the Indian stock market using a recursive econometric technique. This technique can help identify bubbles as they emerge, not just after they have exploded. This study does not indicate any explosive price behaviour in the Indian stock market. Thereby, the presence of any bubbles during the study period is not detected. The sharp decline and the subsequent recovery of the stock prices during the past 15 months was most probably an overreaction to the pandemic.

Stock Market Response to Union Budget

This paper explores the interplay between the Union Budget and the stock market in the following areas: the extent to which the stock market response to the Budget is consistent with the behaviour that we might expect in an efficient market; the role of the Budget in the Indian economy, using the stock market as an information processing tool; and the extent to which empirical research can guide hedging and trading around the Budget date.

Spotlight on Stock Markets

Regarding laypersons not reading the judgments there are two points, one is as stated by you that news articles do publish paragraphs from judgments and another point is that even in case laypersons are not reading it, the language in judgement does affect the narrative on the issue to certain extent. Plus, the institutional narrative is also formed along these lines. By istitutional narrative, I do not just mean judiciary but also the legislature and executive. If there are judges on a commission which makes certain recommendations for amendments on certain laws(and these judges are caught up in that narrative then in such case the basis for the laws and policies are going to be affected by it.

Stock Market, Financial Euphoria and Collective Madness

Irrational Exuberance by Robert J Shiller; Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2000; £ 17.50 (hardback), pp xxi + 296.

Stock Market Development in India

This paper addresses an important question of what happened to the Indian stock market following financial liberalisation. Considering three stock market indicators, viz, size, liquidity and volatility, and applying two time series trend break techniques of Perron on monthly data of Bombay Stock Exchange, it has been found that the Indian stock market grew and became more liquid after liberalisation. However, in respect of volatility the market had not exhibited any significant changes.
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