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Volatility risk premia and future commodities returns

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  • José Renato Haas Ornelas
  • Roberto Baltieri Mauad

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This paper extends the empirical literature on volatility risk premium (VRP) and future returns by analysing the predictive ability of commodity currency VRP and commodity VRP. The empirical evidence throughout this paper provides support for a positive relationship of commodity currencies VRP and future commodity returns, but only for the period after the 2008 global financial crisis. This predictability survives the inclusion of control variables like equity VRP and past currency returns. Furthermore, gold VRP also has the ability to predict future commodity returns. However, this predictability is restricted to precious metals when control variables are considered.

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  • José Renato Haas Ornelas & Roberto Baltieri Mauad, 2017. "Volatility risk premia and future commodities returns," BIS Working Papers 619, Bank for International Settlements.
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    1. Masazumi Hattori & Ilhyock Shim & Yoshihiko Sugihara, 2018. "Cross-stock market spillovers through variance risk premiums and equity flows," BIS Working Papers 702, Bank for International Settlements.
    2. Marinela Adriana Finta & José Renato Haas Ornelas, 2018. "Commodity Return Predictability: evidence from implied variance, skewness and their risk premia and their risk premia," Working Papers Series 479, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.

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    Commodity predictability; volatility risk premium; commodity currencies;

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