EuroEconomica, Vol 34, No 1 (2015)

All share price and inflation volatility in Nigeria: an application of the EGARCH model

Lawal Isola Adedoyin, Frank Awonusi, Martins I. Oloye


This paper used EGARCH estimation techniques to analysis data sourced from 1985 to 2012 on the Nigerian economy to examine the ability of All Share Index to hedge against inflation in Nigeria. It relies on the Discount Cash Flow theory to examine this relationship. The results show that All Share Index provides a good platform to hedge against inflation in Nigeria. It is therefore recommends that investors on the one hand should adopt share pricing mechanism when hedging against inflation is in view. For policy makers on the other hand, policy that will advance the stock market should be put in place when controlling inflation is being pursued.


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