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Time-varying hedge ratios for non-ferrous metals prices

Citation
McMillan D (2005) Time-varying hedge ratios for non-ferrous metals prices. Resources Policy, 30 (3), pp. 186-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2005.08.004

Abstract
This paper examines the effectiveness of time-varying bivariate GARCH and GARCH-X determined hedge ratios for six non-ferrous metals cash-futures portfolios against time-invariant alternatives. The results suggest that the GARCH-X model, which incorporates the (squared) short-run deviation from a long-run cointegrating relationship in the conditional variance and covariance equations, provides the most effective hedge in five of the six cases. Thus, the results presented here strongly support the view that incorporating time-variation into the hedge ratio improves the performance of the hedge in terms of risk reduction.

Keywords
Optimal hedge ratio; bivariate GARCH; spot and futures metals prices

Journal
Resources Policy: Volume 30, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)McMillan, David
Publication date30/09/2005
Publication date online26/09/2005
Date accepted by journal05/08/2005
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25023
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0301-4207
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