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Cena złota jako determinanta kursów akcji kopalni złota
The Price of Gold as a Determinant of Prices of Gold Mining Stocks

Author(s): Katarzyna Mamcarz
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: gold price; gold mine stocks; leverage; gold beta;

Summary/Abstract: The goal of the article is to assess the exposure of gold mine stock prices to changes of its price between 1997 and 2016, using the gold price leverage as a measure expressed with the gold Beta. To implement this goal, an exponential model was constructed, and descriptive analysis was also used. Studies have shown that in the whole period analyzed the gold price leverage effect did not occur except in 3 companies. However, after the analyzed period was divided into subperiods (bull and bear gold market), the leverage effect was reported except for 5 companies during the bull market period. Therefore, the length of the analyzed period significantly impacts the obtained results. They are crucial to investors choosing between physical gold regarded as safer in the long run, and mining stocks, in which case they expect not only the leverage effect but also other benefits.

  • Issue Year: LI/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 225-235
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish