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Risk management determinants affecting firms' values in the gold mining industry: new empirical results

  • Dionne, Georges
  • Garand, Martin

The goal of this article is to isolate the significant determinants that affect the decision of non-financial firms to hedge their risks. Our application is for the North American gold mining industry. The random variable considered is the selling price of an ounce of gold. We show that several factors related to maximizing the firm's value significantly affect the decision to hedge the price of gold.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 79 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 43-52

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