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Title:An evidence of speculation in Indian commodity markets PDF Logo
Authors:Vijay Kumar Varadi
Issue Date:23-Apr-2012
Abstract:Recent price surge in commodity markets has stipulated the intensity of various factors which lead the price volatility. There are multiple-factors namely, traditional supply and demand, excess global liquidity (i.e., monetary inflows in commodity markets), and financialization i.e., financial investors (portfolio investment and speculation) attitude. This paper is an attempt to investigate for the evidence and impact of speculation on volatility of commodity prices in Indian commodity markets. And, results exhibit that speculation has played decisive role in the commodity price bubble during the global crisis in India.
Subjects:Commodity Markets
Speculation
Price Volatility
Financialization
Investor’s behaviour
JEL:G12
G18
G28
Document Type:Preprint
Appears in Collections:Working and Discussion Papers / Arbeits- und Diskussionspapiere, EconStor Direct

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