Intraday volatility transmission among precious metals, energy and stocks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saqib Farid, Ghulam Mujtaba Kayani, Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad

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Abstract

In this study, we present the evidence of dramatic changes in the structure and time-varying patterns of volatility connectedness across equities and major commodities (oil, gold, silver and natural gas) in the US economy before and during the COVID-19 outbreak. We utilize high frequency 5-min trading data of most actively traded US ETFs to construct the volatility connectedness network. We compute the intraday volatility estimates using MCS-GARCH model and then employ Diebold and Yilmaz (2012) spillover index approach to approximate volatility spillovers between the financial markets. Our main findings showcase significant impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the volatility linkages of financial markets as the volatility connectedness among the different assets peaked during the outbreak. Other findings and implications of the study are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102101
JournalResources Policy
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Connectedness network
  • COVID-19
  • Financial markets
  • High frequency
  • Volatility spillovers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law

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