Agree or disagree

When choosing the first article to agree or disagree to the point the author is making, I chose Oil Price Shocks and the U.S. Stock Market: Do Sign and Size Matter by Zeina Alsalman and Ana Maria Herrera. In this article, the authors are testing to see if the oil prices have an effect on the stock market. I agree with this conclusion that oil prices do have an effect on the stock market, because I have seen from firsthand experience that when the price of gas goes up, it usually affects other things besides gas. Since gasoline is a major commodity for all people, the stock market will continue to fluctuate because of the changes in gas prices.

The second article I chose is titled, Do Earthquakes Shake Stock Markets by authors Susana Ferreira and Berna Karali. In this article, the authors are trying to see if earthquakes have an effect on the stock market. It would seem like earthquakes have an effect on the stock market, but the article concludes that earthquakes do not have an effect on the stock market. I agree with the statement that earthquakes don’t have an effect on the stock market, but I disagree with the statement at the same time. There is more to an earthquake than the damage it causes to the land. I believe that the damage it causes to the people is reflected in the stock market.

The third article I chose to agree or disagree with is titled, Association between Stock Market Gains and Losses and Google Searches by Eli Arditi, Eldad Yechiam, and Gal Zahavi. In this article, the authors are trying to determine if the things searched in search engines have a correlation with the stock market. The authors have found that the volume of search terms goes up when the stock market is going bad. I agree with this information because it makes sense that people would search more when the stock market is doing bad.stock-market-down

http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/

 

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