United Nations Connects Equity Volatility to Commodity Markets

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A new United Nations (UN) study is fingering financialization in general and high frequency trading (HFT) for the destabilization of the commodities markets.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development recently concluded a study analyzing the intraday co-movements between returns on several commodity markets and the stock market in the US between 1997 and 2011. The study, entitled "The synchronized and long-lasting structural change on commodity markets: evidence from high frequency d

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