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Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

EducationBeirut, Lebanon
About: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik is a education organization based out in Beirut, Lebanon. It is known for research contribution in the topics: Population & Volatility (finance). The organization has 550 authors who have published 843 publications receiving 11291 citations.


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TL;DR: This paper used a dynamic conditional correlation model to examine whether Bitcoin can act as a hedge and safe haven for major world stock indices, bonds, oil, gold, the general commodity index and the US dollar index.

854 citations

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TL;DR: The diseases in which oxidative stress is one of the triggers and the plant-derived antioxidant compounds with their mechanisms of antioxidant defenses that can help in the prevention of these diseases are discussed.
Abstract: Oxidative stress plays an essential role in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Long term exposure to increased levels of pro-oxidant factors can cause structural defects at a mitochondrial DNA level, as well as functional alteration of several enzymes and cellular structures leading to aberrations in gene expression. The modern lifestyle associated with processed food, exposure to a wide range of chemicals and lack of exercise plays an important role in oxidative stress induction. However, the use of medicinal plants with antioxidant properties has been exploited for their ability to treat or prevent several human pathologies in which oxidative stress seems to be one of the causes. In this review we discuss the diseases in which oxidative stress is one of the triggers and the plant-derived antioxidant compounds with their mechanisms of antioxidant defenses that can help in the prevention of these diseases. Finally, both the beneficial and detrimental effects of antioxidant molecules that are used to reduce oxidative stress in several human conditions are discussed.

619 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a non-parametric causality-in-quantiles test was employed to analyse the causal relation between trading volume and Bitcoin returns and volatility, over the whole of their respective conditional distributions.

528 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors examine whether Bitcoin can hedge global uncertainty, measured by the first principal component of the VIXs of 14 developed and developing equity markets, by decomposing Bitcoin returns into various frequencies, i.e., investment horizons, and given evidence of heavy-tails.

466 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors analyse whether Bitcoin can hedge uncertainty using daily data for the period of 17th March, 2011, to 7th October, 2016, and find that Bitcoin does act as a hedge against uncertainty, that is, it reacts positively to uncertainty at both higher quantiles and shorter frequency movements of Bitcoin returns.
Abstract: In this study, we analyse whether Bitcoin can hedge uncertainty using daily data for the period of 17th March, 2011, to 7th October, 2016. Global uncertainty is measured by the first principal component of the VIXs of 14 developed and developing equity markets. We first use wavelets to decompose Bitcoin returns into various frequencies, i.e., investment horizons. Then, we apply standard OLS regressions and observe that uncertainty negatively affects raw Bitcoin return and its longer-term movements. However, given the heavy tails of the variables, we rely on quantile methods and reveal much more nuanced and interesting results. Quantile regressions indicate that Bitcoin does act as a hedge against uncertainty, that is, it reacts positively to uncertainty at both higher quantiles and shorter frequency movements of Bitcoin returns. Finally, when we use quantile-on-quantile regressions, we observe that hedging is observed at shorter investment horizons, and at both lower and upper ends of Bitcoin returns and global uncertainty.

422 citations


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NameH-indexPapersCitations
Elie Bouri412266496
Pascale Salameh334215144
Souheil Hallit213102124
Mazen Kurdi20511084
Chadia Haddad191181062
Sahar Obeid19127999
Youakim Badr181281357
Marwan Akel1789787
Joumana Farah16107918
Hala Sacre15123765
Naim Ouaini1573830
Rabih Hallit1571666
Gilbert Accary1433461
Michel Nakhl1455581
Marc El Beyrouthy1353654
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No. of papers from the Institution in previous years
YearPapers
20233
20227
2021170
2020166
2019135
201878