Speculative Pressure

Journal of Futures Markets, 2020, 40, 575-597

39 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2018 Last revised: 9 Jan 2023

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John Hua Fan

Griffith University - Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Adrian Fernandez-Perez

Auckland University of Technology

Ana-Maria Fuertes

Bayes Business School, City, University of London

Joëlle Miffre

Audencia Business School

Date Written: November 27, 2019

Abstract

The paper investigates the information content of speculative pressure across futures classes. Long-short portfolios of futures contracts sorted by speculative pressure capture a significant premium in commodity, currency and equity markets but not in fixed income markets. Exposure to commodity, currency and equity index futures’ speculative pressure is priced in the broad cross-section after controlling for momentum, carry, global liquidity and volatility risks. The findings are confirmed by robustness tests using alternative speculative pressure signals, portfolio construction techniques and sub-periods inter alia. We argue that there is an efficient hedgers-speculators risk transfer in commodity, currency and equity index futures markets.

Keywords: Speculative Pressure, Futures Markets, Risk Premium, Pricing

JEL Classification: G13, G14

Suggested Citation

Fan, John Hua and Fernandez-Perez, Adrian and Fuertes, Ana-Maria and Miffre, Joelle, Speculative Pressure (November 27, 2019). Journal of Futures Markets, 2020, 40, 575-597, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3279425 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3279425

John Hua Fan

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