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Futures Prices

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The previous chapter outlined the nature of futures contracts and some of the institutional aspects of the markets in which they are traded; this chapter analyzes the forces that determine the prices ... More


Return Characteristics of Commodities

Dianna Preece

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The role of commodities in a diversified portfolio has been the subject of research and debate since the late 1970s. Investors can hold the physical commodity or use derivatives such as futures ... More


Volatility Transmission across Commodity Futures Markets

Frankie Ho-Chi Chau

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sharp movements in crude oil prices and their impact on other commodities have renewed interest in the assessment of dynamic interactions between commodity futures markets. This chapter examines this ... More


Commodities in International and Emerging Markets

Kamal Smimou

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter seeks to elucidate the relations of U.S.-listed global commodity futures, the business cycle, and stocks and bonds of emerging markets. It shows that global investors poised to benefit ... More


Gold and silver fixing

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter begins with short histories of the London gold and silver markets, including the development of the gold and silver fixes. After the breaking of the LIBOR and FX scandals, suspicions ... More


Differentiating Centralization and Overlap in Swap Regulation

Alejandro E. Camacho and Robert L. Glicksman

in Reorganizing Government: A Functional and Dimensional Framework

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479829675
eISBN:
9781479811649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829675.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains how legislative changes to, and the broader commentary on, US derivatives regulation illustrate the value of parsing the overlap/distinct and centralization/decentralization ... More


Commodity Exchanges and Regulation

Jerry W. Markham

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intensively regulates commodity futures, options, and swaps pursuant to the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936. The Securities and ... More


Manipulation abounds

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter charts the loss of faith in LIBOR that began to set in during the Financial Crisis, particularly following two articles in the Wall Street Journal. Investigation by the regulators ... More


Resurgence, Part II: Congress Enacted Three Statutes That Enabled Big Banks to Build Nationwide Financial Conglomerates

Arthur E. Wilmarth Jr. Jr.

in Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190260705
eISBN:
9780190260736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260705.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Large banks and their political allies waged a twenty-year campaign to secure legislation that would remove the structural buffers established by the Glass-Steagall and Bank Holding Company Acts. ... More


Who knew what when?

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In this chapter the focus is on the comments and claims made about LIBOR prior to the beginning of the formal investigations by the FSA and the CFTC. As usual, after any scandal is revealed, the ... More


The Old Story: Economic Globalization, the Market Consensus, and the New State Religion

Robert L. Nadeau

in Rebirth of the Sacred: Science, Religion, and the New Environmental Ethos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199942367
eISBN:
9780197563298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199942367.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The new york times editorial page attributed the lack of regulation that resulted in the meltdown of the financial markets in 2008 to the “Bush administration’s magical belief that the market, with ... More


“I Think We Got Away with It”: Benchmark Manipulation

Pierre-Hugues Verdier

in Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190675776
eISBN:
9780190675806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675776.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the enforcement campaign against manipulation of interest rate and foreign exchange benchmarks by traders and other employees of global banks. After reviewing the history, ... More


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