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Why the Correlation Between Oil Prices and US Dollar Exchange Rate Is Time-varying?----Explanations Based on Role of Key Mediators

Version 1 : Received: 26 January 2018 / Approved: 31 January 2018 / Online: 31 January 2018 (15:52:35 CET)

How to cite: Xu, X.; Liao, J.; Shi, Y. Why the Correlation Between Oil Prices and US Dollar Exchange Rate Is Time-varying?----Explanations Based on Role of Key Mediators. Preprints 2018, 2018010296 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0296.v1). Xu, X.; Liao, J.; Shi, Y. Why the Correlation Between Oil Prices and US Dollar Exchange Rate Is Time-varying?----Explanations Based on Role of Key Mediators. Preprints 2018, 2018010296 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201801.0296.v1).

Abstract

Using DCC-GARCH and EGARCH model, this paper finds that since 1990, the relationship between crude oil prices and the US dollar index is time-varying, demonstrating a process of “very weak correlation—negative correlation—enhanced negative correlation—weakening negative correlation”, but the existing research does not provide enough reasonable explanation. Therefore, this paper proposed a “key mediating factors” hypothesis which points out that whether there is a common “key mediating factor” is important source of the time-varying relationship between two assets. We argue that market trend and financial market sentiment undertook the role of “key mediating factor” during the period of “2002 to the financial crisis” and “financial crisis to 2013”, while other periods lack the “key mediating factors”.

Subject Areas

crude oil price; dollar index; time-varying; key mediating factor

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