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Modelos de previsão de preços aplicados aos contratos futuros de boi gordo na BM&F [Models of price forecasting applied to futures contracts of live cattle at the Brazilian Futures Market - BM&F]


  • Aureliano Angel Bressan

    () (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

  • João Eustáquio de Lima

    () (Universidade Federal de Viçosa)


This paper studies the applicability of time series models as a decision tool of buy and sell orders of live cattle futures contracts in the Brazilian Futures Market (BM&F), on dates close to expiration. The models considered are: ARIMA, Neural Networks and Dynamic Linear Models - DLM (this in the classic and bayesian approach). Weekly data, of the spot and futures markets, from 1996 to 1999, are used to calculate the forecasts. The main purpose is to calculate the returns, in buy/sell orders of live cattle futures between 1998 and 1999, in order to show the potentials or limitations of each model. The results show positive returns in almost all contracts analyzed, indicating the potential of the models as a decision tool in operating with futures contracts close to expiration date, with distinction on the performance of the Classic DLM and ARIMA models, although some differences in forecasting accuracy.

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  • Aureliano Angel Bressan & João Eustáquio de Lima, 2002. "Modelos de previsão de preços aplicados aos contratos futuros de boi gordo na BM&F [Models of price forecasting applied to futures contracts of live cattle at the Brazilian Futures Market - BM&F]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 12(1), pages 117-140, January-J.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:12:y:2002:i:1:p:117-140

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    Price forecasting; decision making; futures markets; time series models;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications


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