Why Haven't Uranium Futures Contracts Succeeded? A Case Study

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Hilary Till

Premia Research LLC; EDHEC-Risk Institute; J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, University of Colorado Denver Business School; Global Commodities Applied Research Digest

Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

Why have some seemingly promising futures contracts not succeeded in the recent past? In this paper, we will examine one such example, the uranium futures market. In two companion working papers, we will also analyze two other futures market failures: namely, in the pulp market and in the weather derivatives market.

The structure of this brief paper is as follows. First we provide some background on the uranium futures contract as well as a description of this contract, and then we note how the uranium market does not sufficiently match up against the criteria for the successful launch of a futures contract.

Keywords: Futures, volatility, commodity, speculator, uranium

JEL Classification: G1, L70

Suggested Citation

Till, Hilary, Why Haven't Uranium Futures Contracts Succeeded? A Case Study (December 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2606040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2606040

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