Anatomy of Chinese Futures Markets

Ahmet Goncu, Yurun Yang

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In this study, the fundamental empirical characteristics of the Chinese futures markets, which includes all the liquid financial and commodity futures traded in mainland China, are analysed at different time scales. The comprehensive results for the whole range of products provide valuable insight for the market practitioners, academics, and regulators. Stylised facts from the stock markets such as serial correlation, volatility clustering, non-normality, gain/loss asymmetry, risk characteristics and structural dependences are characterised. Futures returns in the Chinese futures markets show certain similarities and also differences from the stock markets in terms of the stylised facts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-112
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of Finance and Investment Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • Futures markets
  • commodity futures
  • high-frequency returns
  • stylized facts


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