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The Effects of the Increasing Oil Price Returns and its Volatility on Four Emerged Stock Markets


  • Lake E. A.
  • Katrakilidis C.


The current paper attempts to explore the effects of oil price returns and oil price volatility on the Greek, the US, the UK and the German stock markets. More specifically, the research focuses on the interactions among oil prices, its volatility, and the stock market returns as well as on the futures indices of each index. The volatility of the employed indices has been quantified by applying EGARCH models and the relationship between the variables has been examined by means of structural equation models (SEM).

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  • Lake E. A. & Katrakilidis C., 2009. "The Effects of the Increasing Oil Price Returns and its Volatility on Four Emerged Stock Markets," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(1), pages 149-161.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:journl:v:xii:y:2009:i:1:p:149-161

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    stocks; volatility; returns;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods


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