Most hedges placed in futures markets must be lifted before contract expiration, which necessitates incurring “basis risk.” The focus of this paper is on quantifying such risk as a function of the timing of a hedge, its duration, distance from contract expiration, hedge life, and other market‐observable variables. The development of basis‐risk profiles provides a hedger with estimates of hedging risks that reasonably can be expected before the actual placement of hedges, thus serving as a useful input in the hedging decision.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Financial Research|
|State||Published - 1989|
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