Unveiling the diversification benefits of Islamic equities and commodities: evidence from multivariate-GARCH and continuous wavelet analysis
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The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which the Indonesian Shariah compliant investors can benefit from the portfolio diversification with the Islamic indices of its trading partners and selected commodities such as gold, crude oil, and cocoa. The findings tend to indicate that investors with exposure in Shariah compliant indices of Indonesia and wanting to gain more diversification benefits should invest either in the USA or India Islamic equity. Instead, the greater benefits will be obtained by Shariah compliant investors if they invest in the USA Islamic indices during long-term investment horizons. If investors want to invest in medium investment horizons, investing in India Islamic equity is a viable option. The findings further suggest that gold has a role of diversification benefits as a "safe haven" instrument for investors. It is advisable for the investors that have exposure in commodities (gold, crude oil, and cocoa) and want to invest in Indonesian Islamic equity, they should hold the portfolio for not more than 16 days to gain diversification benefits.
Wavelet coherence , Diversification benefits , Islamic equities , Multivariate-GARCH , Islamic finance
Sakti, M. R. P., Mohammed Masih, A. M., Saiti, B., & Tareq, M. A. (2018). Unveiling the diversification benefits of Islamic equities and commodities: evidence from multivariate-GARCH and continuous wavelet analysis. Managerial Finance, 44(6), 830-850. https://doi.org/10.1108/MF-08-2017-0278
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