Anomalies in Commodity Futures Markets
Quarterly Journal of Finance (2021) Vol. 11(4), 2150017
56 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last revised: 29 Nov 2021
Date Written: April 3, 2020
In recent years, commodity markets have become increasingly popular among financial investors. While previous studies document a factor structure, not much is known about how prominent anomalies are priced in commodity futures markets. We examine a large set of such anomaly variables. We identify sizable premia for jump risk, momentum, skewness, and volatility-of-volatility. Other prominent variables, such as downside beta, idiosyncratic volatility, and MAX, are not priced in commodity futures markets. Commodity investors should rebalance their portfolios regularly. Returns for annual holding periods are substantially weaker than for monthly rebalancing.
Keywords: Anomalies, commodity futures markets, behavioral finance, systematic risk
JEL Classification: G10, G11, G17
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