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Risk Management of Precious Metals

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  • Shawkat Hammoudeh
  • Farooq Malik
  • Michael McAleer

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    (University of Canterbury)

Abstract

This paper examines volatility and correlation dynamics in price returns of gold, silver, platinum and palladium, and explores the corresponding risk management implications for market risk and hedging. Value-at-Risk (VaR) is used to analyze the downside market risk associated with investments in precious metals, and to design optimal risk management strategies. We compute the VaR for major precious metals using the calibrated RiskMetrics, different GARCH models, and the semi-parametric Filtered Historical Simulation approach. Different risk management strategies are suggested, and the best approach for estimating VaR based on conditional and unconditional statistical tests is documented. The economic importance of the results is highlighted by assessing the daily capital charges from the estimated VaRs. The risk-minimizing portfolio weights and dynamic hedge ratios between different metal groups are also analyzed.

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Paper provided by University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 10/37.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:cbt:econwp:10/37

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Keywords: Precious metals; conditional volatility; risk management; value-at-risk;

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  10. Mohamed El Hedi Arouri & Shawkat Hammoudeh & Amine Lahiani & Duc Khuong Nguyen, 2013. "Long memory and structural breaks in modeling the return and volatility dynamics of precious metals," Working Papers hal-00798033, HAL.
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