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Do Diamond Stocks Shine Brighter than Diamonds?

Louvain Finance and CORE, Center for Research Operations and Econometrics, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Department of Statistical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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J. Risk Financial Manag. 2019, 12(2), 79;
Received: 28 February 2019 / Revised: 22 April 2019 / Accepted: 24 April 2019 / Published: 3 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alternative Assets and Cryptocurrencies)
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This paper addresses two practical investment questions: Is investing in the diamond equity market a more feasible and liquid alternative to investing in diamonds? Additionally, is diamond equity affected by polished diamond prices? We assemble an original database of diamond mining stock prices traded on main stock exchanges in order to assess their relationship with diamond prices. Our results show that the market of diamond-mining stocks does not represent a valid investment alternative to the diamond commodity. Diamond equity returns are not driven by diamond price dynamics but rather by local market stock indices. View Full-Text
Keywords: diamond stocks; diamond prices; investment asset; capital asset pricing model diamond stocks; diamond prices; investment asset; capital asset pricing model

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