Derivatives at Agricultural Banks
Xuan Shen and
Valentina M. Hartarska
No 119789, 2012 Annual Meeting, February 4-7, 2012, Birmingham, Alabama from Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Using data between 1995 and 2010, we find that agricultural banks are benefiting from the derivatives activities by reducing total risk without hurting their profit. In nonagricultural banks, both profitability and total risk are adversely affected, possibly due to speculative derivatives positions.
Keywords: Agricultural Banks; Financial Derivatives; Profitability; Risk Management; Agricultural Finance; Risk and Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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