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Islamic stocks, conventional stocks, and crude oil: Directional volatility spillover analysis in BRICS

Hassan, K., Hoque, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-8369-6653, Wali, M. and Gasbarro, D. (2020) Islamic stocks, conventional stocks, and crude oil: Directional volatility spillover analysis in BRICS. Energy Economics, 92 . Art. 104985.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104985
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Abstract

This paper uses threshold GARCH (TGARCH) and generalised forecast error variance decomposition to compute time domain and frequency domain volatility spillover. The spillover technique is then applied to Islamic and conventional stock indices and crude oil in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), thus informing investors about the magnitude and speed of the volatility spillover. We find that the total volatility spillover is driven mainly by a long-term component. Accordingly, these assets are suitable for investors with short- and medium-term investment horizons. However, analysis reveals that volatility spillover magnitude and speed increase substantially during the global financial crisis, suggesting that investors in Brazil, Russia, and South Africa with stocks in their portfolio should rebalance promptly. Dynamic covariance analysis shows that covariance between Islamic and conventional stock index returns is the highest and exhibit a significant increase during the crisis period.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Copyright: © 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58559
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