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Derivatives at Agricultural Banks


  • Shen, Xuan
  • Hartarska, Valentina M.


Using data between 1995 and 2010, we find that agricultural banks are benefiting from the derivatives activities by reducing total risk without hurting their profit. In nonagricultural banks, both profitability and total risk are adversely affected, possibly due to speculative derivatives positions.

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  • Shen, Xuan & Hartarska, Valentina M., 2012. "Derivatives at Agricultural Banks," 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama 119789, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea12:119789

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    Agricultural Banks; Financial Derivatives; Profitability; Risk Management; Agricultural Finance; Risk and Uncertainty;

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