The purpose of this thesis is to examine the performance of both Islamic and conventional stocks, and to investigate whether the Islamic filtering criteria acts as a shield of protection for investors during crisis or not, based on a panel sample of 12 countries in the MENA region covering 10 different sectors from 1998-2018. Using panel fixed effect regression. We divided out sample into three periods; 1998-2006 pre-crisis period, 2007-2008 crisis period and 2009-2018 post crisis period. Our main finding is that the filtering criteria has a positive relation with the returns significant for the post crisis period and positive significance for the two other periods; crisis and pre crisis.
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Abou El Enein, E.
(2020).Performance of Islamic stocks versus conventional stocks during crisis and non crisis period: Evidence from MENA region. [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Abou El Enein, Eshraq. Performance of Islamic stocks versus conventional stocks during crisis and non crisis period: Evidence from MENA region.. 2020. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
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