Is the price of crude responsive to macroeconomic news? A test of the stock-flow hypothesis
A recent study indicates that the daily price of crude oil is mostly unresponsive to macroeconomic news, at times exhibiting response-coefficients that carry the “wrong sign”. The study concludes that the price of crude oil is predetermined to macro aggregates, and hence determined in a flow demand and flow supply framework. We make the economic argument that inferences on commodity price determination should be drawn from news responses only after the standard tests are subject to inventory (or stock) controls. Using both daily and intraday data for crude oil, and using rudimentary tools to ...
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Chatrath, Arjun; Miao, Hong; Ramchander, Sanjay