Energy cryptocurrencies: Assessing connectedness with other asset classes
We investigate connectedness between energy cryptocurrencies and common asset classes, including oil, using TVP-VAR modeling, evidencing that energy cryptocurrencies, as diversifiers, normally have strong connections with bitcoin and nothing else. However, their connectedness to other assets changes rapidly during shocks such as COVID-19 and the start of the Russian-Ukraine war. Connectedness spiked in April 2020, when WTI oil prices fell to negative pricing. Economic policy uncertainty, Twitter-based uncertainty, and infectious disease-related uncertainty all have significant impact on the system's total connectedness. Energy cryptocurrencies, while normally diversifiers, are highly sensitive to shocks and changes in uncertainty.
Finance Research Letters
Yousaf, Imran; Riaz, Yasir; and Goodell, John W., "Energy cryptocurrencies: Assessing connectedness with other asset classes" (2023). Kean Publications. 226.