Hedging price risk when no direct hedge vehicle exists: the case of silicon
Applied Economics Letters
Silicon has wide applications in the electronic, ferrous foundry and chemical industries but does not possess a well-developed forward or futures market. Here we investigate potential candidates to cross-hedge silicon’s price risk. Our results show that a proxy for a newly introduced Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) ferrous contract, iron and steel scrap, explains close to 60% of the variation in silicon price changes. Estimated Generalized Least Squares (EGLS) estimations of hedge ratios are shown to produce more consistent hedge-effectiveness over OLS counterparts. Thus, it appears that the ferrous contract could fulfil this role.
Author Supplied Keywords
Silicon, Ferrous scrap, Futures, Hedging-effectiveness, G13, G32, L61
Citation: Pilot Scholars Version (Modified MLA Style)
Adrangi, Bahram; Chatrath, Arjun; Christie-David, Rohan A.; Guk, Mariia; and Malik, Gaurav, "Hedging price risk when no direct hedge vehicle exists: the case of silicon" (2013). Business Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 13.
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