Nyoman Triaryati


The effect of inflation to the stock return research had been held since three decades ago based on Generalize
Fishers Hypotheses, but how inflation influenced stock return had become a debate until today. In Indonesia
most of the related research used inflation as one of the variables that influenced stock return despite of others in
short period of time. This research investigated the effect of inflation to the stock return in Indonesia within fifteen
years, which was divided into 3 (three) periods of time reflecting different economic growth for each of it. The
purpose of this allotment was to see the consistency how inflation influenced the stock market. Using a secondary
data from monthly inflation and IHSG period 1998 until 2012, included three hundred and sixty observation,
simple regression model analyses was applied. This research acknowledged that inflation negatively influenced
stock return in a long time period, but it did not exist in the short time period, except when the level of inflation
reached 10%. In conclusion, inflation influence on the stock return was not ascertained by how long the investigation
was held but if there was any inflation rate reaching 10% within the period of investigation.


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