Oil shocks and stock return volatility
Lance Bachmeier () and
Soheil R. Nadimi
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2018, vol. 68, issue C, 1-9
Asset return volatility is important to the macroeconomy. This paper asks whether oil price volatility can be used as a predictor of stock return volatility. In contrast with previous research, we focus on the out-of-sample predictive power of oil price volatility rather than on in-sample inference. Formal tests of out-of-sample predictive ability find no evidence supporting the use of oil price volatility as a predictor of future stock return volatility. Further analysis using rolling window estimation and structural break tests shows that the coefficients of this relationship are very unstable. The coefficients can be positive, negative, or close to zero depending on the sample that is chosen. We discuss the implications of this finding for monetary policy.
Keywords: G17; Q41; Oil price; Stock return; Volatility; Prediction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:quaeco:v:68:y:2018:i:c:p:1-9
Access Statistics for this article
The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance is currently edited by R. J. Arnould and J. E. Finnerty
More articles in The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().