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Dynamic spillovers between oil and stock markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

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  • Awartani, Basel
  • Maghyereh, Aktham Issa
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    This article exploits a new spillover directional measure proposed by Diebold and Yilmaz (2009, 2012) to investigate the dynamic spillover of return and volatility between oil and equities in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries during the period 2004 to 2012. Our results indicate that return and volatility transmissions are bi-directional, albeit asymmetric. In particular, the oil market gives other markets more than it receives in terms of both returns and volatilities. These trends were more pronounced in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 as the net contribution of oil has intensified after a burst during the crisis. The empirical evidence from the sample is consistent with a system in which oil is playing the dominant role in the information transmission mechanism between oil and equities in the GCC countries.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 28-42

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:36:y:2013:i:c:p:28-42

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    Keywords: Stock returns; Volatility; Spillovers; Vector autoregression; Variance decomposition;

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    Cited by:
    1. Heni Boubaker & Nadia Sghaier, 2013. "Instability and time-varying dependence structure between oil prices and stock markets in GCC countries," Working Papers 2013-023, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
    2. Souček, Michael & Todorova, Neda, 2013. "Realized volatility transmission between crude oil and equity futures markets: A multivariate HAR approach," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 586-597.
    3. Anna Creti & Khaled Guesmi & Ilyes Abid, 2014. "Conditional Correlations and Volatility Spillovers between Oil Price and OECD Stock index: a Multivariate Analysis," Working Papers 2014-065, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
    4. Mensi, Walid & Beljid, Makram & Boubaker, Adel & Managi, Shunsuke, 2013. "Correlations and volatility spillovers across commodity and stock markets: Linking energies, food, and gold," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 15-22.
    5. Elie I Bouri, 2013. "Correlation and Volatility of the MENA Equity Markets in Turbulent Periods, and Portfolio Implications," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 33(2), pages 1575-1593.
    6. Khaled Guesmi & Salma Fattoum, 2014. "Measuring contagion effects between crude oil and OECD stock markets," Working Papers 2014-090, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
    7. Sugimoto, Kimiko & Matsuki, Takashi & Yoshida, Yushi, 2013. "The global financial crisis: An analysis of the spillover effects on African stock markets," MPRA Paper 50473, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Aloui, Chaker & Hkiri, Besma, 2014. "Co-movements of GCC emerging stock markets: New evidence from wavelet coherence analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 421-431.
    9. Awartani, Basel & Maghyereh, Aktham I. & Shiab, Mohammad Al, 2013. "Directional spillovers from the U.S. and the Saudi market to equities in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 224-242.

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