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The feasibility of an international tropical plywood futures contract

Lamon Rutten ()

Risk and Insurance from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper explores the potential for futures contracts in tropical (hardwood) plywood, one of the few major internationally traded commodities for which there is no yet a futures market. Commodity characteristics and market structures and practices that have an impact on the feasibility of a futures market are examined in detail, and conclusions drawn as to the way forward if one wishes to create such a market.

Keywords: commodity futures market; plywood (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G10 L73 Q13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 62 pages
Date: 2003-01-03
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