Strong Economy and Its Effect on Financial Market

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Following the trend of economy, it is important to investors to understand that strong economy creates strong stock market. To elaborate further, as stock prices are increased by current and future expectations of earnings, thus without a strong economy it would be difficult for the companies to increase and sustain their earnings (Kong 2013). The economy development is usually calculated using the gross domestic product of a countries. On the other hand, a change is the stock price can also cause a major impact to the consumers and investors directly. Hence, a loss in confidence by investors can cause a downturn in consumer spending in the long term, which will also affect the economy’s output (Aysen 2011). The graph below shows the relationship of stock market price (KLCI) and the GDP of Malaysia in 2009. Thus, it can be concluded that the economy and the stock market has a positive relationship. Graph 1. GDP against KLCI in 2009 (DAH IKHWAN weblog 2008) For an organisation to rise fund, they usually tend to look at the stock market and capital market to do it so. This is two markets are usually seemed similar by the investors as they both contributes to the development of an economy. But there are significant difference between them. The capital market is a market that consist of stock market as well as the bond market. As a result, the capital market provides a long-standing finance using the debt capital and the equity capital. Capital markets divided into two sectors known as primary markets and secondary markets. The primary market is where securities are issued for the first time whereas the secondary market is where securities that have been already issued are traded among investors (Difference... ... middle of paper ... ...2zusL5MWN. Last accessed 24th April 2014 Difference Securities commission Malaysia
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