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Copula-Based Price Risk Hedging Models

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  • Penikas, Henry

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    (Higher School of Economics, Russia)

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    The article deals with the issue of copula use in the program of market risk hedging. Copula-models performance is compared to the OLS-based ones. Fully parametric and semi-parametric approaches to copula-modeling are investigated. The copula-based models efficiency is illustrated by the fact of decreasing the daily profit-and-loss volatility of the hedged portfolio by simultaneously augmenting its total yield compared to the OLS-based hedge ratio computation during the back-testing period. Never-the-less, it is shown that copula-based approaches are able to outperform OLS-based ones only for direct hedging programs, while for cross-hedging ones OLS do better

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    Article provided by Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS" in its journal Applied Econometrics.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 3-21

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0070

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    Keywords: copula; direct hedging; cross hedging; hedge ratio;

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    1. Blagoveschensky, Yury, 2012. "Basics of copula’s theory," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 26(2), pages 113-130.

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