Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 10, No 3 (2014)

Nexus between Returns in Commodity Market and Equity Market: A Case of Indian Steel Industry

Laila Amir Memdani, Prof. Rajya lakshmi Kandukuri


There has been a rapid expansion in the commodities market in the recent past due to the sharp rise in appetite of institutional investors or financial institutions for commodities for asset management purpose. Commodities markets are demonstrating an ever-increasing volatility due to structural shifts in supply and demand sides leading to wide price swings. This volatility is puzzling researchers, academicians, and portfolio Managers who try to understand the volatility to design transmission mechanisms. The article attempts to examine the relationship between the steel price in commodity market and equity share price of steel industries. The article also attempts to examine association between CNX metal index with spot market steel price, spot market commodity metal index and Nifty index. The method used is primarily regression analysis. It has been found that the variables individually are having comparatively lesser impact on CNXMIR but jointly they are explaining 73% of total variation.


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