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Are benefits from oil - stocks diversification gone? A new evidence from a dynamic copulas and high frequency data

Author(s): Mgr. Krenar Avdulaj Ph.D.,
doc. PhDr. Jozef Baruník Ph.D.,
Type: Articles in journals with impact factor
Year: 2015
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 0140-9883
Published in: Energy Economics, 51, pp. 31-44: PDF
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Keywords: Portfolio diversification; Dynamic correlations; High frequency data; Time-varying copulas; Commodities
JEL codes: C14; C32; C51; F37; G11
Suggested Citation: Krenar Avdulaj, Jozef Barunik, Are benefits from oil–stocks diversification gone? New evidence from a dynamic copula and high frequency data, Energy Economics, Volume 51, September 2015, Pages 31-44, ISSN 0140-9883,
Abstract: Oil is perceived as a good diversification tool for stock markets. To fully understand this potential, we propose a new empirical methodology that combines generalized autoregressive score copula functions with high frequency data and allows us to capture and forecast the conditional time-varying joint distribution of the oil–stocks pair accurately. Our realized GARCH with time-varying copula yields statistically better forecasts of the dependence and quantiles of the distribution relative to competing models. Employing a recently proposed conditional diversification benefits measure that considers higher-order moments and nonlinear dependence from tail events, we document decreasing benefits from diversification over the past ten years. The diversification benefits implied by our empirical model are, moreover, strongly varied over time. These findings have important implications for asset allocation, as the benefits of including oil in stock portfolios may not be as large as perceived.


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