Green bond Commodities Financials Uncertainties Predictability
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Adekoya, O.B. (Oluwasegun B.); Aikins-Abakah, E.J. (Emmanuel Joel); Oliyide, J.A. (Johnson A.); et al. "Factors behind the performance of green bond markets". International Review of Economics & Finance. 88, 2023, 92 - 106
The market for green bonds has grown dramatically over the past several years, necessitating an understanding of the variables that might forecast its performance. Studies on how the green bond market interacts with other markets are widely discussed in the literature, but little is known about the variables that improve predictions of green bond returns. In this study, we use data on commodity and financial asset prices, as well as speculative factors, to predict the returns on green bonds using the Feasible Quasi-Generalized Least Squares (FQGLS) and the causality-in-quantiles estimators. The findings demonstrate that most factors are significant predictors of the returns on green bonds, with speculative factors having a detrimental predictive influence, and commodity and financial asset prices having a mixed predictive impact. When asymmetries are taken into account, the asymmetric predictive model performs better at predicting the returns on green bonds than its symmetric counterpart in most instances. Finally, all the factors, except investors' sentiment, affect the returns on green bonds in a variety of market situations. The interdependence among the global financial and commodity markets, as well as economic uncertainties justify the established predictive influence, since green bonds are a component of the broader investment bonds.