An Interpretation of Czech FX Options
AbstractThis paper opens with a brief description of the Czech FX options market. Several case studies of the Czech koruna option market illustrate how options reflect market sentiment and structural breaks. Risk-neutral implied distributions are suggested as a monitoring tool. Moreover, clear indications of the rational, forward-looking behavior of option prices were identified before the Czech Republic?s 1997 currency crisis, and the results of statistical tests support the ?rational market? hypothesis.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences in its journal Finance a uver - Czech Journal of Economics and Finance.
Volume (Year): 54 (2004)
Issue (Month): 7-8 (July)
currency options; emerging markets; risk-neutral distributions; efficiency tests; OTC;
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- Martin Cincibuch, 2002. "Distributions Implied by Exchange Traded Options: A Ghost’s Smile?," CERGE-EI Working Papers wp200, The Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economic Institute, Prague.
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