CBN Journal of Applied Statistics (JAS)


Crude Oil Prices, Stock Market, Exchange Rate


This paper examines the effect of crude oil price movement on the Nigerian stock market and the role of exchange rate as a plausible countercyclical policy tool. Daily data on All Share Index of the Nigerian stock market, crude oil prices and exchange rate, were collected for two periods: 2008-2009 and 2012-2015. Results from the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ADL) model show that oil prices are positively related with the performance of the Nigerian stock market thus would drag the market down in times of turmoil. Howbeit, devaluation of the naira is found to be effective in cushioning the effect of crude oil price decline on the stock market. Results from the granger causality test, however, suggest that this policy measure may not be potent as expected.

Author Bio

Dr. Terfa Williams Abraham is a Research Fellow (Economist), with the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Maitama, Abuja. Email: Lorenzcurve@yahoo.com Mobile: +234 806 209 1306

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CBN Journal of Applied Statistics







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