CIRJE-F-705 "Market Efficiency of Oil Spot and Futures: A Stochastic Dominance Approach"
Author Name Lean, Hooi Hooi, Michael McAleer and Wing-Keung Wong
Date January 2010
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This paper examines the market efficiency of oil spot and futures prices by using a stochastic dominance (SD) approach. As there is no evidence of an SD relationship between oil spot and futures, we conclude that there is no arbitrage opportunity between these two markets, and that both market efficiency and market rationality are not rejected in the oil spot and futures markets.