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The Synchronized And Long-Lasting Structural Change On Commodity Markets: Evidence From High Frequency Data

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  • David Bicchetti
  • Nicolas Maystre

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This paper analyses the co-movements between the United States stock market and several commodity futures between 1997 and 2011, by computing dynamic conditional correlations at: (i) 1-hour; (ii) 5-minute; (iii) 10-second; and (iv) 1-second frequencies. We document a synchronized structural break, characterized by correlations that have significantly departed from zero to positive territories since late September 2008 and have also remained exceptionally high as of December 2011. Our results support the presence of high frequency trading and algorithmic strategies on commodity markets and have implications for the debate on the financialization of these markets.

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  • David Bicchetti & Nicolas Maystre, 2012. "The Synchronized And Long-Lasting Structural Change On Commodity Markets: Evidence From High Frequency Data," UNCTAD Discussion Papers 208, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
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    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G13 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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