Identifying path of Global Financial Crisis Contagion Direction on Industries of Iran Stock Market

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate, Department of Finance, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Prof., Department of Accounting, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Prof., Department of Economics, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Simultaneous understanding of volatilities and changes in financial markets is very important to optimize the portfolio and risk management methods. The 2008 financial crisis led into devaluation of most assets, increased volatilities and endangered several institutional investors' survival. When the stock market' correlation is highly enhanced, risk and return management with the classic portfolio theory becomes severely challenging. In this study, to manage systematic and non-systematic risks by investors and policymakers in case of similar financial crises, the Effect of global financial crisis contagion is examined through the path of S&P500 global index, and DFM regional index of different industries of Iran Stock Market is examined using DFGM contagion test and stochastic Ornstein Uhlenbech process. The results show that Dubai Stock Market has an important role in crisis expansion into different sectors of Iran Stock Markets so that the fundamental contagion effects are channelled via this direction. Also, according to the results, the starting point of the global financial crisis contagion was the basic metals industry, and the contagin happened in metal ores and petroleum products sectors with different rates. Finally, the global financial crisis is spread into different industries of Iran Stock Market via financial links and not trough commercial ones. Identifying the direction of contagion of financial crisis provides an opportunity for investors to apply hedging and asset allocation strategies optimally.


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