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An Evidence of Speculation in Indian Commodity Markets

23 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2012  

Date Written: February 20, 2012

Abstract

Recent price surge in commodity markets has stipulated the intensity of various factors which lead the price volatility. There are multiple-factors namely, traditional supply and demand, excess global liquidity (i.e., monetary inflows in commodity markets), and financialization i.e., financial investors (portfolio investment and speculation) attitude. This paper is an attempt to investigate for the evidence and impact of speculation on volatility of commodity prices in Indian commodity markets. And, results exhibit that speculation has played decisive role in the commodity price bubble during the global crisis in India.

Keywords: Commodity Markets, Speculation, Price Volatility, Financialization and Investor’s behaviour

JEL Classification: G12, G18, G28

Suggested Citation

Varadi, Vijay Kumar, An Evidence of Speculation in Indian Commodity Markets (February 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2043023 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2043023

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