Price discovery analysis in crude palm oil futures market in Malaysia / Bayre Suadik

Suadik, Bayre (2018) Price discovery analysis in crude palm oil futures market in Malaysia / Bayre Suadik. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 14 . Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


The escalation in vegetable oils prices is a major concern to most of the developing countries as they are a major source of fat in the developing world. Like any other agricultural commodities, Malaysian palm oil is subjected to significant price fluctuations. Due to its position as the main world producer of palm oil and the essential needs for futures market for this commodity, Bursa Malaysia's Crude Palm Oil Futures contract or, better known as FCPO was introduced in October 1980. It is often believed that futures markets potentially provide an important function of price discovery whereby the futures prices movements should contain useful information about the movement of subsequent spot prices. However, there are some evidences of doubts and skepticism on the role of commodity futures in providing its crucial role of price discovery to its stakeholders (Iyer and Pillai, 2010; Soni, 2014). Hence, the investigation of efficiency of FCPO for price discovery tool is important for a better understanding of the futures market role to manage risk associated with high price fluctuation in CPO prices. For that reason, the present work aims to analyse the characteristics of relationship between spot and futures prices of crude palm oil in Malaysian market to examine the efficiency of FCPO contracts to perform price discovery function through co-integration test, causality relationship analysis and price forecasting. The data of the study comprises of daily settlement prices of CPO spot and nearby FCPO prices collected from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and the Bursa Malaysia Derivative Berhad (BMD), respectively…


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Suadik, Bayre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Economics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Price
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 14
Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Crude palm oil; Futures market; Malaysia
Date: 2018
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