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AlexRub
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Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Hello!
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!
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 4:05 pm

Maybe "exogenous variables" (since you don't model them, but they do go into your model)?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exogeny
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 4:09 pm

 are you studying a multifactor model?
"factors"
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 4:19 pm

Thank you for your responses. But 'exogenous variables' and 'factors' seem too broad. Indeed, "I study the impact of factors (exogenous variables) on the Italian equity market". It would be nice to add some specificity (if possible). Again, thank you!
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 6:02 pm

Macroeconomical system risk factors or Macroeconomical system variables
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 7:51 pm

financial factors
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 8:38 pm

It depends where you are writing it! A lecture, a report, a paper,...

And is it in the title, near start, middle, end,...?
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 9:32 pm

Thanks again for all your replies! I'm writing this in a paper (report) and it could be used anywhere in the paper. Based on what all of you wrote, financial variable seems appropriate.
 
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Re: Terminology

March 7th, 2017, 10:20 pm

Ah, but are they really 'parameters' rather than 'variables'?
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