A correlational study between subprime mortgage crisis and international financial market performance
Subprime Mortgage Crisis is a global credit crunch which has been sending panic waves to the world. There have been many market theories on how this crisis will influence the international financial performance, both the performance of developed and developing countries. Through this research, the validity of the existing market theories will be investigated. The research will elaborate how the subprime crisis relates to and influences the intenational financial market performance. To fulfill its purpose, the daily movement of countries' major stock indices will be compared to the movement of the U.S. Asset Backed Securities index. Additional Analysis on other influencing factors such as countries' GDP growth, inflation rate and financial market activity level will also be carried out. Throughout the research, there have been several interesting findings. The correlation between th Subprime Crisis and the two country classifications has been proven to be divergent. These findings support the market theories on how the crisis influences the two different parts of the world.
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