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Efficiency in Information Processing: A Study of Non-Nearby Currency Futures and Relationships with Nearby Counterparts

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  • Chen, Kim Heng
  • Han, Li-Ming
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    This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the responses of non-nearby Japanese yen and Deutsche mark futures contracts to macroeconomic announcements and the efficiency of information flow between the nearby and non-nearby contracts. The results show that macroeconomic announcements affect the non-nearby futures returns more through their effects on interest rate differentials than through the underlying spot exchange rates. Information flows efficiently between the Deutsche mark nearby and non-nearby contracts, while information flows primarily from the Japanese yen nearby contracts to the non-nearby counterparts.

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    Article provided by Review of Applied Economics in its journal Review of Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:reapec:50279

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    Keywords: nearby and non-nearby currency futures contracts; macroeconomic announcement; information and liquidity trading; Financial Economics; C32; G14;

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