Effects of the 2008 Financial Crisis on the Linkages among the Oil, Gold, and Platinum Markets
Cogent Economics & Finance, 2020
14 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2020
Date Written: August 20, 2020
To find out if gold remains to be unlinked with the crude oil market after the 2008 financial crisis, we investigated how long-run price linkages and price causalities among crude oil and gold markets changed before and after the crisis. To have a good reference, we also tested the same issue for the oil-platinum relationship. Using the cointegration methods, we found little evidence that gold began to have a price linkage with the crude oil market after the 2008 financial crisis. Conversely, we identified a long-run relationship between the crude oil and platinum markets after the crisis. Hence, we found that compared to the platinum market, the gold market remained unlinked with the oil market after the 2008 financial crisis indicating that it continued to be independent of the crude oil market.
Keywords: 2008 financial crisis; crude oil; gold; platinum; cointegration; Granger causality
JEL Classification: C31, G14, Q31, Q41
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