Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176290
Authors: 
Ray, Saon
Malik, Neha
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 272
Abstract: 
Commodity derivatives were introduced in India with a dual purpose of promoting price discovery and enhancing risk management in the commodities market. A transaction tax (of 0.01 per cent) on commodity futures trading was introduced in the Union Budget 2013-14. This study examines the rationale behind such a tax. It also checks for the validity of the proposition that such taxes generate additional revenue. We conduct a 50-day and 120-day event study to assess the impact of CTT imposition on the total volume traded of a few select commodity futures as well as on the overall efficiency of the commodity market. Results for the event study suggest a significant drop in traded volumes of commodity futures such as gold, copper, crude oil and menthe oil.
Subjects: 
Futures Market
Commodity Transaction Tax
Trading Volume
Volatility
Liquidity
Event Study
JEL: 
G14
G17
G18
G13
G19
L61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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