Dynamic co-integration and portfolio diversification of Islamic andconventional indices: Global evidence

Abu-Alkheil, evidenceAhmad and Khan, Walayet A. and Parikh, Bhavik and Mohanty, Sunil K.,(2017), Dynamic co-integration and portfolio diversification of Islamic andconventional indices: Global evidence. , The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, UNSPECIFIED

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A major issue in both Islamic and conventional finance is the performance of their respective stock indices.Using the stochastic dominance (SD) analysis, we examine whether Islamic stock indices outperform theconventional indices over the period from 2002 to 2014. We also examine the behavior of both riskaverters and risk seekers with regard to the preference for Islamic or conventional indices. Moreover,employing the VARMAX procedure and Johansen’s co-integration approach we analyze the long termassociation of indices (co-integration), efficiency of Islamic indices, the existence of diversification bene-fits and portfolio optimization opportunities. Our sample consists of 32 conventional and 32 Islamic stockindices from FTSE, DJ, MSCI, S&Ps and Jakarta series. To capture the impact of the subprime global finan-cial crisis of 2007 on indices performance, we split the overall sample period into pre crisis (2002–2006),crisis (2007–2009), and post crisis (2010–2014) periods.Results show an absence of co-integration links over the long term between 31 pairs of Islamic andtheir respective conventional benchmark indices. This suggests that in the long-run most Islamic indicesmay offer a great diversification potential, for attracting global portfolios, which become critically moresignificant during distressed financial times.Results from the SD analysis reveal that conventional indices are first-order stochastically dominantduring pre-crisis and the financial crisis periods. In the post crisis period no evidence of dominance ordersis observed between the two types of indices. During the entire sample period almost all conventionalindices give relatively higher monthly returns than Islamic indices at a distinct S-Shape second orderstochastic dominance. Findings suggest that the risk-averse investors could increase their wealth andutility by switching from their current Islamic investments to the risky conventional indices to gaina “risk premium”. A clear incentive appears however, for risk seeker investors to optimally investingmore in conventional indices in exchange for anticipated higher returns. However, the dominance ofconventional indices over Islamic indices offers diversification opportunities for global investors whowill hold both types of indices in one portfolio.
Keywords : Islamic financeIslamic indicesCo-integrationStochastic dominancea, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
Volume: 66
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ekonomi Islam
Depositing User: Nila Nurjanah
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 09:13
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2019 04:35
URI: https://repofeb.undip.ac.id/id/eprint/1108

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