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Title:The impact of backwardation on hedgers' demand for currency futures contracts: theory versus empirical evidence PDF Logo
Authors:Röthig, Andreas
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Darmstadt discussion papers in economics 190
Abstract:This study compares the relation between backwardation and optimal hedging demand as suggested by economic theory to empirical findings concerning the impact of weak and strong backwardation on hedgers' trading volume in six long and short currency futures contracts. First, the optimal hedging demand of a representative importer, with and without hedging costs, is derived. Then hedgers' position data from the Commitments of Traders (COT) report are regressed on weak and strong backwardation. The empirical results offer little support for the hypotheses suggested by economic theory.
Subjects:Backwardation
hedging
currency futures
JEL:C20
D81
G15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics, Inst. f. VWL, TU Darmstadt

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