A major engine of economic growth and development of any nation is the stock market. It impacts positively on the economy by providing financial resources through its intermediation process for financing long term projects. These projects could be promoted by governments or private institutions. The analysis scope covered a period of twenty-five years spanning from 1986-2010. The econometric methodology adopted is the Ordinary Least square method (OLS). Using the independent variables of market capitalization, value of trade, inflation rate and exchange rate and the dependent variable of gross domestic product, this study analyzes the impact of the stock market on the Nigerian economy. In conclusion, the result shows that the stock market has a highly significant impact on the Nigerian economy. Hence, without an efficient stock market, the economy may be starved of the required long term funds for sustainable growth and development.
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APRROVAL PAGE – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – ii
DEDICATION – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – iii
AKNOWLEDGEMENT – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – iv
TABLE OF CONTENT
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Statement of hypothesis
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Scope and limitation of the study
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Theoretical literature
2.1.1 History of the Nigerian stock market
2.1.2 The Nigerian security and exchange commission
2.1.3 An overview of the Nigerian stock market
2.1.4 The impact of the stock market on the Nigerian economy 2.2 Empirical literature
2.3 Limitations of previous studies
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Model Specifications
3.2 Technique for evaluation of results
3.3 Justification of the model
3.4 Sources of data for the study
4.0 RESULT PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION
4.1 Economic Apriori Criteria
4.2 Statistical Criteria (first order test)
4.2.1 Coefficient of multiple Determination (R2)
4.2.2 The Students T-Test
4.2.3 F Statistics
4.3 Econometric criteria
4.3.1 Test for Autocorrelation
4.3.3 Test for Heterocedasticity
4.3.4 Test for Multicollinearity
5.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION
5.1 Summary of findings
5.2 Policy recommendations
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The stock market is supposed to play an important role in the economy in the sense that it mobilizes domestic resources and channels them to productive investments. However, to perform this role it must have significant relationship with the economy.
The development of stock market in Nigeria, as in other developing countries has been induced by the government. Though prior to the establishment of stock market in Nigeria, there existed some less formal market arrangement for the operations of the stock market. It was not prominent until the visit of Mr. J.B. Lobynesion in 1959, on the invitation of the federal government, to advice on the role the central bank could play in the development of the local money and stock market. As a follow-up to this, the government commissioned and set up a Barback committee to study and make recommendations on the ways and means of establishing a stock market in Nigeria as a formal market. (Alile and Anao 1990)
Capital markets are key elements of a modern market-based economic system as they serve as the channel for flow of resources from the SAVERS of capital to the BORROWERS of capital. Efficient capital markets are hence essential for economic growth and prosperity. With growing globalization of economies, the international capital markets are also becoming increasingly integrated. While such integration is positive for global economic growth, the downside risk is the contagion effect of financial crisis especially if itsorigin lies in the bigger markets.
As for the effect of macroeconomic variables such as money supply and interest rate on stock prices, the efficient market hypothesis
suggests that competition among the profit maximizing investor impact of macroeconomics. Variables on stock market will ensure that
all the relevant information currently known about changes in macroeconomics variables are fully reflected in current stock market, so that investors will not be able to earn abnormal profit through
prediction of the future stock markets investments. (Chong and Koh 2008).
Therefore, since investment advisors would not be able to help investors earn above average returns consistently except through access to employer insider information.
Stock market is a critical log in the wheel that smoothens the transfer of funds for economic growth. Broadly speaking, stock exchanges are expected to accelerate economic growth by increasing liquidity of financial assets, making global diversification easier for investors and promoting wiser investment decisions. In principle, a well functioning stock market may help the economic growth and development process in an economy through growth of savings, efficient allocation of investment resources and alluring of foreign portfolio investments. The stock market encourages savings by providing the household having investable funds, an additional financial instruments which meets their risk preferences and liquidity needs
better, it in fact provides individuals with relatively liquid means for risk sharing in investments projects.(Agrawalla 2006).
The stock markets capacity to contribute to the development of the economy has been largely impaired by various inadequacies. The market over the years have been characterized by-Lack of depth with few securities-poor liquidity, partly due to inefficiency-Poor infrastructural for secondary market operations-Basically, an equity market with largely dormant bond market-High transaction costs-Lack of sophisticated product investments and instruments. The market is mainly dominated by traditional instruments such as BONDS and EQUITIES with limited derivatives-Unfavorable tax regime-Unstable and largely in appropriatein macro-economic environment.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
In Nigeria, the capital markets have over the years been performing its traditional role. However, its efficiency and effectiveness in this regard
have been greatly limited by various factors notable among which are price level and the structure of the economy, which is dominated by oil production, yet, the oil producingcompanies are listed on the stock market, the lack of long term capital in the business, the business sector depends mainly on short-term financing such as overdrafts to finance even long term-capital. The economic reforms of the federal government particularly those that have taken place in the financial sector are therefore intended among other objectives to attain. The
focus of this paper is to examine stock market impactandon theit’s
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