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No proof that commodity derivatives trade causes price spikes, finds study

Suspension of their futures does not bring down price volatility either, finds study conducted on behalf of NCDEX Investor Protection Fund

Mustard Oil

It found that in the case of mustard oil, futures market trading played no role in price changes. There was no empirical evidence of the impact of suspension of trade on price behaviour either.

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
A study conducted on behalf of NCDEX Investor Protection Fund of two commodities on which futures trading is banned found no evidence that derivatives trading led to higher prices or that suspension of their futures brought down price volatility.

The study, done on mustard oil and chana by Prof Nidhi Agarwal from IIM-Udaipur, Tirtha Chatterjee of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy and research scholar Karan Sehgal found price movement in commodities with no futures is uncontrolled and likely to be more volatile than commodities that have a footprint in the derivatives segment, as they are bound by position

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First Published: Sep 13 2022 | 8:32 PM IST

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