Hedging Ratio Measurement Methods and Hedging Effectiveness in Jakarta Futures Exchanges

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Abstract

Estimation method of hedge ratio is a crucial step in hedging strategies in the commodity futures market. This study examines the effectiveness of hedging strategy against cash position in Indonesia's cocoa beans and Robusta coffee spot market using three hedge ratio estimation methods: OLS, Vector Error Correction Model, and Threshold-ARCH. The results show the hedging effectiveness in the Jakarta Futures Exchange is considerably highly effective to reduce the impact of fluctuations of spot price. The effectiveness of hedging strategy using OLS as the simplest method is close to VECM method and TARCH. Implementation OLS hedge ratio resulted the highest hedging effectiveness and give a strong support for market players in executing a hedging strategy in Jakarta Futures Exchange due to OLS simplicity in estimation procedure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-130
Journalurnal Ekonomi Pembangunan
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Hedge ratio, hedging effectiveness, OLS, VECM, TARCH

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