Department of Economics
Is gold different for risk-averse and risk-seeking investors? An empirical analysis of the Shanghai Gold Exchange
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. This article aims to study the role of gold quoted on the Shanghai Gold Exchange in the diversification of Chinese portfolios using a mean-risk and stochastic dominance analysis. With the 2004-2014 period, our results show that in general, risk-averse investors prefer not to include gold while risk-seeking investors prefer to include it in their stock-bond portfolios, especially in crisis periods. This result is found to be time-varying but not time-frequency dependent and the inclusion of the risk-free asset does not induce relevant impacts. Furthermore, risk-seekers prefer including gold in an equal-weighted portfolio while risk-averters prefer including gold in efficient portfolios.
Chinese portfolios, Mean-risk, Mean-variance portfolio optimization, Shanghai Gold Exchange, Stochastic dominance
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Hoang, T., Wong, W., & Zhu, Z. (2015). Is gold different for risk-averse and risk-seeking investors? An empirical analysis of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Economic Modelling, 50, 200-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2015.06.021