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Is there co-movement of agricultural commodities futures prices and crude oil?

  • Natanelov, Valeri
  • Alam, Mohammad J.
  • McKenzie, Andrew M.
  • Van Huylenbroeck, Guido
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    Even though significant attempts have appeared in literature, the current perception of co-movement of commodity prices appear inadequate and static. In particular we focus on price movements between crude oil futures and a series of agricultural commodities and gold futures. A comparative framework is applied to identify changes in relationships through time and various cointegration methodologies and causality tests are employed. Our results indicate that co-movement is a dynamic concept and that some economic and policy development may change the relationship between commodities. Furthermore we show that biofuel policy buffers the co-movement of crude oil and corn futures until the crude oil prices surpass a certain threshold.

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    Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 9 (September)
    Pages: 4971-4984

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