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Convenience yield

The extra advantage that firms derive from holding the commodity rather than a futures position.

Convenience Yield

The extra gain that an investor receives for holding a commodity rather than an option or futures contract on that commodity. Because of the uncertainty of future events, the convenience yield can be (though is not always) quite high. For example, if one holds so many barrels of oil and there is a sudden disruption in a major pipeline, the value of the physical barrel will increase while the value of a futures contract on oil likely will decrease.
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But once home prices stopped rising, endogenous convenience yields plummeted so that they now reflect only the much lower long-run usage benefits of homeownership.
Housing Price Variation and the Convenience Yield to Owning a Home" by Jason Thomas and Robert Savickas.
Convenience yields as call options: An empirical analysis.
This convenience yield reflects the flexibility created by holding inventory.
You might object, "How could convenience yields or liquidity premia be that large?
In sum, these observations suggest to me that trading generated a "convenience yield" for Palm shares, just as physical trading generates a convenience yield for money.
Convenience yields on the crop is related to the return, and is assumed stochastic in our model, but is a bounded variation process.
In a relatively recent paper, Miltersen and Schwartz (1998) develop a fairly general model to value options on commodity futures in the presence of stochastic interest rates as well as stochastic convenience yields.
Figure 4 also shows the corresponding optimal shadow spot prices computed using Equation (17) and implied by the combinations of optimal spot prices and convenience yields obtained from the two-factor model.
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CONVENIENCE YIELDS With continuous production, inventories are held to maintain the flow of crude from producing fields to refineries.
Figure 2 shows the time series (monthly data) for implied convenience yields estimated in this fashion for a moving window from January 1991 to December 1993.