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Handel auf Terminkontraktmärkten


  • Maria Stückler

    () (Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics & B.A.)


Commodity prices are significantly more volatile than prices of industrial products. This extreme price instability establishes a need for futures markets in commodities. The main functions of futures trading being hedging against, and speculation on price fluctuations; and it is hedging, that determines the role of speculation.

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  • Maria Stückler, 2002. "Handel auf Terminkontraktmärkten," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp080, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwwuw:wuwp080
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    commodity price instability; futures markets; futures prices; marking to markets; arbitrage-hedging; hedging; speculation; normal backwardation);

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    • Q00 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General - - - General

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