Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation

Yongyang Su, Marco Chi Keung Lau, Frankie Ho Chi Chau

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Abstract

This chapter analyzes the role of commodities in the process of strategic asset allocation. It emphasizes computing the optimal weighting of commodities relative to the traditional assets in a multiperiod portfolio choice setting and offers some plausible explanations on why commodities are an important asset class beyond the traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds. From the perspective of U.S. investors, the analysis shows that investors have a relatively strong and stable intertemporal hedging demand for commodities for long-term horizons despite their increasingly easy and inexpensive access to the global equity and bond markets. Overall, the results lend support to those institutional investors who believe that commodities are an important asset class and continue to include such assets in their strategic portfolio allocation process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlternative Investments
Subtitle of host publicationInstruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies
EditorsH. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck
PublisherWiley
Pages399-418
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781118656501
ISBN (Print)9781118241127
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRobert W. Kolb Series in Finance
PublisherWiley

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Commodities
Commodity futures
Strategic asset allocation
Assets
Investors
Weighting
Portfolio allocation
Equity markets
Portfolio choice
Bond market
Institutional investors
Hedging

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Su, Y., Lau, M. C. K., & Chau, F. H. C. (2013). Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation. In H. K. Baker, & G. Filbeck (Eds.), Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies (pp. 399-418). (Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118656501.ch20
Su, Yongyang ; Lau, Marco Chi Keung ; Chau, Frankie Ho Chi. / Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation. Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies. editor / H. Kent Baker ; Greg Filbeck. Wiley, 2013. pp. 399-418 (Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance).
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Su, Y, Lau, MCK & Chau, FHC 2013, Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation. in HK Baker & G Filbeck (eds), Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies. Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Wiley, pp. 399-418. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118656501.ch20

Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation. / Su, Yongyang; Lau, Marco Chi Keung; Chau, Frankie Ho Chi.

Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies. ed. / H. Kent Baker; Greg Filbeck. Wiley, 2013. p. 399-418 (Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance).

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Su Y, Lau MCK, Chau FHC. Commodity Futures and Strategic Asset Allocation. In Baker HK, Filbeck G, editors, Alternative Investments: Instruments, Performance, Benchmarks, and Strategies. Wiley. 2013. p. 399-418. (Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance). https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118656501.ch20