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Returns and volatility in the Kuala Lumpur crude

Keng Yap Liew and Robert Brooks

Journal of Futures Markets, 1998, vol. 18, issue 8, 985-999

Abstract: This article investigates the determinants of daily returns and volatility in the Kuala Lumpur crude palm oil futures market over the period 1980 to 1994. We find significant evidence of month and open interest effects in returns and also find strong evidence of daily, monthly, yearly, volume and open interest effects in volatility when ARCH/ GARCH models are used to estimate volatility. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Jrl Fut Mark 18:985–999, 1998

Date: 1998
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