Precious metals-exchange rate volatility transmissions and hedging strategies

Shawkat M. Hammoudeh, Yuan Yuan, Michael McAleer, Mark A. Thompson

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This study examines the conditional volatility and correlation dependency and interdependency for the four major precious metals (i.e., gold, silver, platinum and palladium), while accounting for geopolitics within a multivariate system. The implications of the estimated results for portfolio designs and hedging strategies are also analyzed. The results for the four metals system show significant short-run and long-run dependencies and interdependencies to news and past volatility. Furthermore, these results become more pervasive when the exchange rate and federal funds rate are included. Monetary policy also has a differential impact on the precious metals and the exchange rate volatilities. Finally, the applications of the results show the optimal weights in a two-asset portfolio and the hedging ratios for long positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-647
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Review of Economics and Finance
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Correlation
  • Dependency and interdependency
  • Shocks
  • Volatility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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