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An empirical evaluation of hedging effectiveness of crude palm oil futures market in Malaysia

Islam, Mohd Aminul (2017) An empirical evaluation of hedging effectiveness of crude palm oil futures market in Malaysia. International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, 3 (11). pp. 303-314. ISSN 2411-9407 E-ISSN 2413-8533

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This paper evaluates the hedging effectiveness of the Malaysian crude palm oil futures market using daily settlement prices over the periods from January 4, 2010 to August 30, 2017. Hedge ratios and the hedging effectiveness are determined by employing four competing econometric models namely: the standard ordinary least square (OLS) regression model, vector error correction model (VECM) and two variations of the multivariate generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity (MGARCH) models namely; diagonal-VECH and diagonal-BEKK GARCH models. The first two models estimate constant hedge ratios while the other two models estimate time varying hedge ratios. Hedging performance is evaluated and compared in terms of in-sample (Jan 2010 – Dec 2016) and out-of sample periods (Jan 2017 – Aug 2017) of the four hedge ratio models. The empirical results show that the MGARCH models particularly diagonal-BEKK GARCH model performs better than the other three models indicating that this model fits better in designing hedging strategy. The empirical finding suggests that the investors in crude palm oil markets in Malaysia can use CPO futures contract as an effective instrument to minimize the risk.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5651/60394
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hedge ratio; Hedging effectiveness; Crude palm oil Malaysia; Vector error correction mechanism; OLS; MGARCH
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4001 Financial management. Business finance. Corporation finance.
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > HG4501 Stocks, investment, speculation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Aminul Islam
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2017 15:43
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2017 15:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60394

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