Volatility transmission between gold and oil futures under structural breaks

Bradley T. Ewing, Farooq Malik

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This paper employs univariate and bivariate GARCH models to examine the volatility of gold and oil futures incorporating structural breaks using daily returns from July 1, 1993 to June 30, 2010. We find strong evidence of significant transmission of volatility between gold and oil returns when structural breaks in variance are accounted for in the model. We compute optimal portfolio weights and dynamic risk minimizing hedge ratios to highlight the significance of our empirical results. Our findings support the idea of cross-market hedging and sharing of common information by financial market participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Review of Economics and Finance
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Gold volatility
  • Oil volatility
  • Structural breaks
  • Volatility transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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