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The Influence of Foreign Exchange Volatility, Interest Rates on the Stock Performance of Uganda Securities Exchange

Godfrey Akileng, Eric Nzibonera and Micheal Mutegana

Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis, 2019, vol. 8, issue 2, 1

Abstract: This study examines the influence of foreign exchange rate volatility and interest rate, on the stock performance of the firms listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE). Using the Arbitrage Pricing Model on 16 firms for a ten (10) year period. The findings of this study suggest that increase in foreign exchange rate, and interest rate reduces the performance of the stocks of the listed firms in USE. This implies that when the Uganda shilling depreciates  against the US dollar or when interest rates increase, the performance of stocks on the USE will shrink and vice versa. The major contribution, is the localization of research findings on how movements in macroeconomic factors affect performance of stocks.  JEL Classification Number: E43 Key words: Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates and Stock Performance

Date: 2019
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