Is the price of gold to gold mining stocks asymmetric?

Jonathan Batten, Cetin Ciner, Arman Kosedag, Brian M. Lucey

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If an asymmetric relation exists between the prices of gold and gold mining stocks, then these firms possess real option characteristics, and therefore, a premium should be added to their valuation. This article examines this proposition, by firstly, using quantile regressions, which are ideally suited to examine asymmetries, and secondly, by accounting for endogenously determined structural breaks in the data. Our findings provide no support for an asymmetric relation. Furthermore, we also show that out-of-sample forecasting shows there is no causality from the gold price to the prices of those gold mining shares used in the sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-407
Number of pages6
JournalEconomic Modelling
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Asymmetric relation
  • Corporate valuation
  • Gold mining firms
  • Gold price
  • Real options

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