The impact of sectoral economy indicators on the stock market in the Baltic countries
Rimantas Rudzkis
Vilnius University
Roma Valkavičienė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Published 2014-12-15


sectoral indices of stock prices
OMX Baltic security market
econometric analysis
vector autoregressive model VAR with exogenous variables

How to Cite

Rudzkis R. and Valkavičienė R. (2014) “The impact of sectoral economy indicators on the stock market in the Baltic countries”, Lietuvos matematikos rinkinys, 55(A), pp. 57–62. doi: 10.15388/LMR.A.2014.11.


The article examines the dependencies of individual sectoral stock price indices of OMX Baltic security market on sectoral indicators of Lithuania economy, using econometric methods. Regression models are constructed using quarterly time series of 2005–2013 years. VAR models obtained in the [3] paper have been extended to verify if the inclusion of sectoral economy indicators improves the ability to provide a higher level of accuracy in estimating the growth of sectoral price index. These indicators significantly improve the predictive power compared with the benchmark VAR model. The short-term forecasts of the investigated models are obtained. Econometric analysis of OMX Baltic security market proves the hypothesis that the set of sectoral regressors may vary considerably
depending on the individual sector’s price indices.

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