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Testing for causality between the gold return and stock market performance: evidence for ‘gold investment in case of emergency’

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  • Takashi Miyazaki
  • Shigeyuki Hamori

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This article investigates the causal relationships between gold and stock market performance or uncertainty by employing nonuniform weighting cross-correlations. In our sample period covering the last decade, we detect a unidirectional causality in mean from stock to gold, but find no causality in variance between the two. For subsample periods divided into pre- and post-current financial crisis, although we detect bidirectional causality in mean for the first sample period, there exists only a unilateral causality in mean and variance from stock to gold for the second sample period. These findings imply that flight-to-quality has occurred during the recent financial turmoil.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 27-40

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