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Oil shocks and volatility jumps

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  • Konstantinos Gkillas

    () (University of Patras)

  • Rangan Gupta

    () (University of Pretoria)

  • Mark E. Wohar

    () (University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Loughborough University)

Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the role of oil price shocks, derived from expectations of consumers, economists, financial market, and policymakers, in predicting volatility jumps in the S&P500 over the monthly period of 1988:01–2015:02, with the jumps having been computed based on daily data over the same period. Standard linear Granger causality tests fail to detect any evidence of oil shocks causing volatility jumps. But given strong evidence of nonlinearity and structural breaks between jumps and oil shocks, we next employed a nonparametric causality-in-quantiles test, as the linear model is misspecified. Using this data-driven robust approach, we were able to detect overwhelming evidence of oil shocks predicting volatility jumps in the S&P500 over its entire conditional distribution, with the strongest effect observed at the lowest considered conditional quantile. Interestingly, the predictive ability of the four oil shocks on volatility jumps is found to be both qualitatively and quantitatively similar.

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  • Konstantinos Gkillas & Rangan Gupta & Mark E. Wohar, 2020. "Oil shocks and volatility jumps," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 54(1), pages 247-272, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:rqfnac:v:54:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s11156-018-00788-y
    DOI: 10.1007/s11156-018-00788-y
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    S&P500; Volatility jumps; Oil shocks;
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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • Q02 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - Commodity Market

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