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  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Volume 47, Issue 6
  • December 2012, pp. 1361-1395

Futures Cross-Hedging with a Stationary Basis

  • Stefan Ankirchner (a1), Georgi Dimitroff (a2), Gregor Heyne (a3) and Christian Pigorsch (a4)
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  • Published online: 26 October 2012

When managing risk, frequently only imperfect hedging instruments are at hand. We show how to optimally cross-hedge risk when the spread between the hedging instrument and the risk is stationary. For linear risk positions we derive explicit formulas for the hedge error, and for nonlinear positions we show how to obtain numerically efficient estimates. Finally, we demonstrate that even in cases with no clear-cut decision concerning the stationarity of the spread, it is better to allow for mean reversion of the spread rather than to neglect it.

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