Volatility, volume and maturity in electricity futures
This paper appears to be the first empirical investigation of the market for electricity futures. We examine fourteen electricity futures contracts for evidence of maturity effects. We find strong evidence of increasing volatility as contract maturity approaches even when controlling for the volume of trade. The maturity effects in electricity futures appear to be stronger than for other energy futures such as crude oil, heating oil and unleaded gasoline.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 9 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAFE20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RAFE20|