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Joint dynamics of Brazilian interest rate yields and macro variables under a no-arbitrage restriction

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  • Barbedo, Claudio H.S.
  • de Melo, Eduardo F.L.
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    This work combines macroeconomic factors and an arbitrage-free model of bond yields to explain the behavior of dollar interest rate contracts traded in Brazil. We relax restrictions that macroeconomic and latent variables are independent of each other and of the policy interest rate. The results show that the Ang and Piazzesi (Ang & Piazzesi, 2003) model is more accurate than the random walking model and provides a good forecast of the interest rate sign changes when we consider conditional dependence among latent and macroeconomic variables.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economics and Business.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 364-376

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jebusi:v:64:y:2012:i:5:p:364-376

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    Keywords: Interest rate term structure; Macroeconomic variables; No-arbitrage;

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