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Lead-lag relationship between Bitcoin and Ethereum: evidence from hourly and daily data

Mohamad, Azhar and Sifat, Imtiaz Mohammad and Mohamed Shariff, Mohammad Syazwan (2019) Lead-lag relationship between Bitcoin and Ethereum: evidence from hourly and daily data. Research in International Business and Finance, 50 (1). pp. 306-321. ISSN 0275-5319

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This paper investigates lead-lag relationship between heavyweight cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum. Traditional studies of information flow between markets preponderate on cash vs. futures, whereby researchers are interested in the stabilizing impact of futures on spot markets. While interest in the same relationship in the nascent cryptocurrency sphere is emerging, little is known regarding price leadership between these assets. In this paper, we employ a battery of statistical tests—VECM, Granger Causality, ARMA, ARDL and Wavelet Coherence—to identify price leadership between the two crypto heavyweights Bitcoin and Ethereum. Based on one year hourly and daily data from August 2017 through to September 2018, our tests yield varied results but largely suggest bi-directional causality between the two assets. Moreover, the results indicate that intraday crypto traders can barely exploit Bitcoin-Ethereum hourly or daily price discovery process to their advantage.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3334/73405
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cryptocurrency,Bitcoin, Ethereum, Lead-lag relationship, Wavelet coherence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501 Stocks, investment, speculation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Finance
Depositing User: Dr Azhar Mohamad
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 17:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73405

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