Estimation of the Optimal Futures Hedge
Standard approaches to designing a futures hedge often suffer from two major problems. First, they focus only on minimizing risk, so no account is taken of the impact on expected return. Second , in estima ting the hedge ratio, no allowance is made for time variation in the distribution of cash and futures price changes. This paper describes a technique for estimating the optimal futures hedge that corrects these problems and illustrates its use in hedging Treasury bonds with T-bond futures. Copyright 1988 by MIT Press.
Volume (Year): 70 (1988)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
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