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Geopolitical risks and the oil-stock nexus over 1899–2016

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  • Antonakakis, Nikolaos
  • Gupta, Rangan
  • Kollias, Christos
  • Papadamou, Stephanos

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Markets are invariably influenced and affected not only by the usual array of economic and financial factors, but also by uncertainty inducing shocks. Using monthly stock and oil data that spans over a century, this study takes a long historical perspective on whether the time-varying stock–oil covariance, their returns and their variances are affected by geopolitical risk, as encapsulated and quantified by a recently developed index (Caldara and Iacoviello, 2016). The results reveal that geopolitical risk triggers a negative effect, mainly on oil returns and volatility, and to a smaller degree on the covariance between the two markets.

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  • Antonakakis, Nikolaos & Gupta, Rangan & Kollias, Christos & Papadamou, Stephanos, 2017. "Geopolitical risks and the oil-stock nexus over 1899–2016," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 165-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:23:y:2017:i:c:p:165-173
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2017.07.017
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    Geopolitical risk; Stock and oil markets; BEKK-GARCH models;
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    JEL classification:

    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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