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On the relationship between oil and equity markets: evidence from South Asia

Md Hasib Noor (American International University-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Anupam Dutta (Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland)

International Journal of Managerial Finance

ISSN: 1743-9132

Article publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the volatility linkage between global oil market and major South Asian equity markets.

Design/methodology/approach

In order to serve the purpose, the authors employ a recently developed vector autoregressive-generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedastic model to examine whether shocks and volatility spill over from the oil market to various equity markets under consideration.

Findings

The findings of the empirical analysis suggest that all the markets studied do receive volatility from the oil market. Not surprisingly, the authors do not find any significant evidence of volatility transmission from the equity markets to the global oil market. Additionally, while computing the optimal portfolio weights and hedge ratios, the authors document that inclusion of oil in the portfolio of stocks tends to reduce the risk of the resultant portfolio.

Originality/value

Fully original.

Keywords

Citation

Noor, M.H. and Dutta, A. (2017), "On the relationship between oil and equity markets: evidence from South Asia", International Journal of Managerial Finance, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 287-303. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMF-04-2016-0064

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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