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Der Einfluss von Long-only-Indexfonds auf die Preisfindung und das Marktergebnis an landwirtschaftlichen Warenterminmärkten
[The impact of long-only index funds on the price development and the market result on agricultural futures markets]

  • Prehn, Sören
  • Glauben, Thomas
  • Loy, Jens-Peter
  • Pies, Ingo
  • Will, Matthias Georg

Long-only-Indexfonds stehen seit geraumer Zeit unter Verdacht, für die Preisanstiege an landwirtschaftlichen Warenterminmärkten, insbesondere für Getreide, verantwortlich zu sein. Diese Arbeit untersucht anhand partieller Gleichgewichtskonzepte die langfristige Marktwirkung von Long-only-Indexfonds. Die Analyse zeigt, dass Long-only-Indexfonds keineswegs Preise treiben, sondern stabilisieren. Der Markteintritt von Long-only-Indexfonds verringert die Risikoprämie. Landwirte können sich zu geringeren Kosten am Warenterminmarkt absichern. Letzteres fördert die Lagerhaltung und schwächt so saisonale Preisschwankungen am Kassamarkt ab. Der Markteintritt von Long-only-Indexfonds ist somit auch im Interesse der Konsumenten. Lediglich Long-only-Indexfonds selbst profitieren nicht von einem weiteren Markteintritt von Long-only-Indexfonds, da deren Rentabilität negativ korreliert ist mit der Anzahl sich am Warenterminmarkt befindlichen Long-only-Indexfonds. Von einer Regulierung von Long-only-Indexfonds sollte abgesehen werden.

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Paper provided by Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) in its series IAMO Discussion Papers with number 142.

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