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Wavelet Transforms and Commodity Prices

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  • Connor Jeff

    () (Ohio University)

  • Rossiter Rosemary

    () (Ohio University)

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Traders in commodity markets may have different time horizons. This paper uses a scale analysis to investigate heterogeneous trading in such markets. Estimates are presented for price correlations by scale and long memory in the volatility of commodity prices. Wavelet variance is estimated using non-decimated wavelet transforms. Wavelets have the potential to be a useful tool for scale analysis in economics.

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  • Connor Jeff & Rossiter Rosemary, 2005. "Wavelet Transforms and Commodity Prices," Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-22, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:sndecm:v:9:y:2005:i:1:n:6
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