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Commodity Price Correlation and Time varying Hedge Ratios

  • Amine Lahiani
  • Khaled Guesmi

This paper examines the price volatility and hedging behavior of commodity futures indices and stock market indices. We investigate the weekly hedging strategies generated by return-based and range-based asymmetric dynamic conditional correlation (DCC) processes. The hedging performances of short and long hedgers are estimated with a semi-variance, low partial moment and conditional value-at-risk. The empirical results show that range-based DCC model outperforms return-based DCC model for most cases.

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Paper provided by Department of Research, Ipag Business School in its series Working Papers with number 2014-142.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 25 Feb 2014
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Handle: RePEc:ipg:wpaper:2014-142
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