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  • LEONARDO BARTOLINI
  • SPENCE HILTON
  • ALESSANDRO PRATI

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We use transaction-level data and detailed modeling of the high-frequency behavior of federal funds-Eurodollar spreads to provide evidence of strong integration of the U.S. markets for federal funds and Eurodollars, the two core components of the dollar money market. Our evidence of negligible federal funds-Eurodollar premia contrasts with previous findings of large and predictable premia, which have been interpreted as evidence of segmentation "between" the markets for federal funds and Eurodollars. Our results, however, are consistent with possible persistent segmentation "within" the global Eurodollar market. We document several patterns in the behavior of federal funds-Eurodollar spreads, including liquidity effects from trading volume to yield spreads' volatility. Copyright 2008 The Ohio State University.

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Article provided by Blackwell Publishing in its journal Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

Volume (Year): 40 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (02)
Pages: 193-213

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  1. Fukuda, Shin-ichi, 2012. "Market-specific and currency-specific risk during the global financial crisis: Evidence from the interbank markets in Tokyo and London," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(12), pages 3185-3196.
  2. Shin-ichi Fukuda, 2010. "Market-specific and Currency-specific Risk during the Global Financial Crisis: Evidence from the Interbank Markets in Tokyo and London," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-759, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  3. Lawrence L Kreicher & Robert N McCauley & Patrick McGuire, 2013. "The 2011 FDIC assessment on banks managed liabilities: interest rate and balance-sheet responses," BIS Working Papers 413, Bank for International Settlements.
  4. Bartolini, Leonardo & Hilton, Spence & McAndrews, James J., 2010. "Settlement delays in the money market," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 34(5), pages 934-945, May.
  5. Linda S. Goldberg & Michael W. Klein, 2007. "Establishing Credibility: Evolving Perceptions of the European Central Bank," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp194, IIIS.
  6. Spence Hilton & Warren B. Hrung, 2007. "Reserve levels and intraday federal funds rate behavior," Staff Reports 284, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  7. Bech, Morten L. & Klee, Elizabeth, 2011. "The mechanics of a graceful exit: Interest on reserves and segmentation in the federal funds market," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(5), pages 415-431.

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