Could someone help me with an appropriate collective word (or two) for such variables as "exchange rates, oil price, bond yields"? I use these variables in a simple exercise to show that they all can impact a given market (and rank the variables according to their impact). But what is an appropriate collective term for these variables (for example, financial assets, or market variables, etc.)? Eventually, I would like to write something like "I study the impact of X on Italian equity market".
Thank you in advance!