Does Gold Act as a Hedge Against Exchange Rates?

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2020

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xiaomeng wei

Renmin University of China - School of Economics

Date Written: June 15, 2020

Abstract

This paper investigates the roles of hedging and safe haven of gold against exchange rates using data from six major markets. We find that exchange rate Granger-causes the return on gold in both mean and variance level except for some extreme quantiles. The quantile-on-quantile regression results imply that gold can act as a hedge for exchange rates in France, India, Japan, the UK and the USA. This safe haven role presents a dynamic pattern depending on specific extreme quantiles. In China, however, there are no significant hedging opportunities.

Keywords: gold, exchange rate, hedge, causality-in-quantiles, quantile-on-quantile regression

JEL Classification: C22; G15

Suggested Citation

wei, xiaomeng, Does Gold Act as a Hedge Against Exchange Rates? (June 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3626836 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3626836

Xiaomeng Wei (Contact Author)

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Beijing, Beijing 100080
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