Contagion Risk Measured by Return Among Cryptocurrencies

  • Toan Luu Duc Huynh
  • Sang Phu Nguyen
  • Duy Duong
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 760)


This paper examines the movement of cryptocurrencies’ return based on price. This volatility can spread to others of the same kind. Currently, the more cryptocurrencies are traded in market, the more chances are available for investors. The author wonders whether contagion risk among these cryptocurrencies happens or not in the event of crashing. We also introduce one empirical evidence of the mutual influence on these cryptocurrencies using Copulas approach. The findings show that all pairs have the structure dependence with Kendall-plots, particularly strong left tail dependence with Chi-plots. It also means the existence of contagion risk among these cryptocurrencies. The three methodologies namely Kendall-plots, Chi-plots and Copulas estimation produce consistent results. Therefore, the investors should carefully perform portfolio diversification to avoid contagious phenomenon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toan Luu Duc Huynh
    • 1
  • Sang Phu Nguyen
    • 1
  • Duy Duong
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of FinanceBanking University of Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh CityVietnam

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