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Currency option markets and exchange rates: a case study of the U.S. dollar in March 1995

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  • Allan M. Malz
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    Some market observers attribute the dollar's recent drop against the mark and yen to a type of currency option known as the knockout option. Although knockouts did contribute modestly to the dollar's fall, their full impact was felt to a much greater extent in the option markets.

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    Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its journal Current Issues in Economics and Finance.

    Volume (Year): 1 (1995)
    Issue (Month): Jul ()
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    Handle: RePEc:fip:fednci:y:1995:i:jul:n:v.1no.4

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    Keywords: Foreign exchange rates ; Dollar; American ; Options (Finance);

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    Cited by:
    1. Carol L. Osler, 2003. "Currency Orders and Exchange Rate Dynamics: An Explanation for the Predictive Success of Technical Analysis," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 58(5), pages 1791-1820, October.
    2. Zapatero, Fernando & Reverter, Luis F., 2003. "Exchange rate intervention with options," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 289-306, April.
    3. Hester,D.D., 2003. "U.S. monetary policy in the Greenspan era: 1987-2003," Working papers 23, Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems.

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