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The evolving relationship between gold and silver 1978--2002: evidence from a dynamic cointegration analysis: a note


  • Brian M. Lucey
  • Edel Tully


This study re-examines the results of Ciner (2001), who claims that the historically stable relationship between gold and silver has broken down in the 1990s. It is shown, using a longer run of data, for both cash and futures, that this finding may be unwarranted. In particular a recursive cointegration model is used to extract the evolution of the relationship over a 25 year period. The findings are that while there are periods when the relationship is weak, overall a stable relationship prevails.

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  • Brian M. Lucey & Edel Tully, 2006. "The evolving relationship between gold and silver 1978--2002: evidence from a dynamic cointegration analysis: a note," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 2(1), pages 47-53, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:2:y:2006:i:1:p:47-53

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