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Market Efficiency of Oil Spot and Futures: A Stochastic Dominance Approach

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  • Hooi Hooi Lean

    (School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia)

  • Michael McAleer

    (Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute)

  • Wing-Keung Wong

    (Department of Economics, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Abstract

This paper examines the market efficiency of oil spot and futures prices by using a stochastic dominance (SD) approach. As there is no evidence of an SD relationship between oil spot and futures, we conclude that there is no arbitrage opportunity between these two markets, and that both market efficiency and market rationality are not rejected in the oil spot and futures markets.

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  • Hooi Hooi Lean & Michael McAleer & Wing-Keung Wong, 2010. "Market Efficiency of Oil Spot and Futures: A Stochastic Dominance Approach," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-705, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
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    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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