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Revisiting the oil price and stock market nexus: A nonlinear Panel ARDL approach

Afees Salisu () and Kazeem Isah ()

Economic Modelling, 2017, vol. 66, issue C, 258-271

Abstract: In this paper, we re-examine the relationship between oil price and stock prices in oil exporting and oil importing countries in the following distinct ways. First, we account for possible nonlinearities in the relationship in order to quantify the asymmetric response of stock prices of these two categories to positive and negative oil price changes. Secondly, in order to capture within group differences, we allow for heterogeneity effect in the cross-sections by formulating a nonlinear Panel ARDL model which is the panel data representation of the Shin et al. (2014) model and also analogous to the non-stationary heterogenous panel data model. Thirdly, we evaluate the relative predictability of the linear (symmetric) and nonlinear (asymmetric) Panel ARDL models using the Campbell and Thompson (2008) test. Our results depict that stock prices of both oil exporting and oil importing groups respond asymmetrically to changes in oil price although the response is stronger in the latter than the former. This finding is further corroborated by the out-of-sample forecast results suggesting that the inclusion of positive and negative oil price changes in the predictive model for stock prices will produce better forecast results only for the oil importing countries. Our results are robust to different oil price proxies, lag structure and in-sample periods. Overall, the dichotomy between oil exporting and oil importing countries has implications on oil price-stock nexus.

Keywords: Oil price; Stock price; Asymmetry; Heterogenous panels; Oil exporting; Oil importing; Forecast evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 C52 G12 Q41 Q43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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