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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||تعداد صفحات مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی|
|7957||2011||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Volume 54, Issues 5–6, September 2011, Pages 1499–1509
This study examined the martingale hypothesis in the spot prices of the petroleum products markets. Under the parametric and non-parametric variance ratio tests, the independent and identically distributed increments and less restrictive martingale increments are evaluated over the period 1986–2009. In order to investigate how the energy markets’ efficiency evolved over the long spanning data, we had divided them into three sub-periods according to several important events that strongly influenced the energy price movements. The empirical findings of this study can be summarized as follows: First, both the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil and New York Harbor (NYH) gasoline markets were somewhat informationally inefficient before the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Second, the martingale hypothesis analysis indicated that after the NAFTA regulation and Iraqi invasion, both the energy markets became more efficient which implied that the energy prices fully reflected all available market information. Finally, although the period after 2002 is related to high volatility with an upward trend in energy demand, the well informed energy market participants somehow are able to anticipate the price fluctuations.
Petroleum products are one of the most important global energy commodities due to their importance in nowadays industrial, logistic and daily life energy consumptions. The petroleum product price dynamics are proven to be concomitant with the movements of global macroeconomics and financial markets. These phenomena are evidenced in the recent studies by Narayan and Smyth , Cologni and Manera , Gronwald , Miller and Ratti , Park and Ratti , Nandha and Faff . Recognizing the importance of these energy commodities, there are ample studies , , , ,  and  investigating the underlying stochastic processes of these spot prices. This is because the insightful understanding of the behavior of spot prices provided significant contributions to model and forecast the price movements especially to financial practitioners, energy researchers and policy makers. Weak-form efficient market hypothesis (EMH) is one of the most frequently debatable issues in asset pricing analysis. According to Fama  and , the essence of the EMH indicated asset prices at any time fully reflect all available information in markets. Thus market information is not helpful in providing any abnormal returns. According to the law of iterated expectations , if given only limited historical price (information), the changes in prices are unforecastable. To be more specific, a random walk (RW) is well represented by the weak-form EMH. However, the independent and identically distributed (View the MathML sourceiid) RW is too restrictive for most financial markets. Thus, the specification of RW played an important role in the decision making of either to support or oppose the weak-form EMH. According to , most of the global financial markets can be characterized by less restrictive non-independent and identically distributed (View the MathML sourceniid) RW with heteroscedastic price increments. Hence, a more general martingale process is used to denote both the View the MathML sourceiid RW and View the MathML sourceniid RW (martingale process) in this study. Once a spot price is proven to be martingale, then the return is unpredictable which strongly implied the presence of weak-form EMH. However, the higher moment of the increments is not necessary an independent process. The importance of energy market efficiency can also be viewed from the perspective of mean reversion analysis. For instance, mean reverting energy prices are expected to return to their trend paths over time which indicates a predictability component according to their historical behaviors. On the other hand, for non-reverting View the MathML sourceiid RW, energy prices are normally unanticipated over time and most probably pose a non-stationary market volatility with unbounded values. There are ample studies documenting the implementation of the View the MathML sourceiid RW test to imply the presence of weak-form EMH in the energy markets. Serletis and Rangel-Ruiz  reported that the daily WTI price from 1991 to 2001 is an View the MathML sourceiid RW. Coimbra and Esteves  tested the Brent crude oil spot and future prices and indicated the null hypothesis of View the MathML sourceiid RW could not be rejected. Hutchison  is not able to reject the View the MathML sourceiid RW in total energy production in Europe and the UK over the quarterly data from 1960 to 1987. Based on the monthly crude oil and refined petroleum products in the United States, Kaufmann and Laskowski  reported the presence of View the MathML sourceiid RW. Due to the high volatility and high intensity jumps , many energy markets experienced structural changes which might have altered the nature of market efficiency tests. This is because under the structural change the conventional unit root augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) and Philips and Perron (PP) tests suffered from loss of power in the statistical inferences. After the inclusion of one or multiple structural breaks in the energy markets, some researchers ,  and  reported contrary results against the View the MathML sourceiid RW compared to the aforementioned studies. To the author’s best knowledge, most of the energy market EMH tests under the structural change are based on weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually data. Therefore it is worth running the daily data for a martingale hypothesis test over long spanning data and evaluating how the energy markets’ efficiency evolved over the selected time periods. The purpose of this study is to extend the examination of martingale hypothesis of crude oil and gasoline spot prices under the consideration of structural break. In summary, the objective of this study is threefold: First, long spanning daily data over 24 years (1986–2009) with 3 sub-periods are used to study how the weak-form efficiency of the energy markets evolved over the these periods. The sub-periods are referred to as Period I (regulation period before NAFTA and the energy hike due to Iraqi invasion to Kuwait), Period II (deregulation period after NAFTA) and Period III (high volatility and energy crisis). Two structural break tests are performed to each of the sub-periods in order to avoid the parameter instability during the estimation and statistical inference. Second, parametric (Lo and MacKinlay,1 ) and non-parametric  variance ratio (VR) tests are conducted to analyze the variance linearity, autocorrelation and finally the martingale hypothesis. Overall, five test statistics (two from LOMAC and three from Wright) are used to evaluate the aforementioned analysis. Finally, based on the previous individual VR empirical results, multiple VR tests  are conducted to overcome the over rejection and size distortion issue in the individual tests. The rest of the article is organized as follows: Section 2 provides the data description; Section 3 describes the VR tests; Section 4 discusses the empirical results and finally, Section 5 concludes the findings and implications of this study.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper examined whether the energy spot markets followed martingale processes. Two individual variance ratio and a multiple variance ratio tests have been considered to investigate the linearity of multi-period variances, serial correlation as well as possible conditional heteroscedastic effect in the crude oil and gasoline markets. In order to overcome the size distortion and test power, long spanning data of 24 years (1986–2009) have been used for the empirical study. A preliminary structural break examination is conducted to ensure the estimated test statistics are free from the estimation instability issue. The three sub-periods are divided based on several important events such as the Iraqi invasion (1990), the NAFTA regulation (1993), high demand from emerging markets, OPEC supply and demand decisions and the fuel crisis issue. This study can be summarized as follows: First, both the WTI crude oil and NYH gasoline markets were somewhat informationally inefficient before the NAFTA and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 1990. These empirical findings suggested that both the energy markets consisted of predictable components where market participants were able to gain profitable investments from them. Second, the Period II martingale hypothesis analysis indicated that after the NAFTA regulation and Iraqi invasion (Period I), both the crude oil and gasoline markets became more efficient which implied that the energy prices fully reflected all available market information. Finally, although Period III is related to high volatility and an upward trend energy demand (due to high demand, and OPEC’s inability to control the prices using the supply and demand scheme, international tension among petroleum produces, energy crises, among others), the well informed market participants somehow are able to anticipate the price fluctuations. Thus, the empirical results are in favor of a martingale hypothesis where the crude oil and gasoline markets are efficient with anticipated price changes. For future research, it will be interesting to compare the multiple variance ratio tests with more recent and advanced methodology such as the Belaire-Franch and Contreras  and Kim  tests. However, all these studies are left for future research.