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Macro surprises and short-term behaviour in bond futures

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  • DURENARD, Eugene
  • VEREDAS, David

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This paper analyses how the macro news affect the future price of the ten year Treasure bond future (TY), one of the mostimportant US bonds. We consider different fundamentals and we analyze the effect of their forecasting errors conditionally on their sign and the momentum of the business cycle. To obtain a smooth effect of the news arrival we consider a Polynomial Distributed Lag (PDL) model. We conclude that i)fundamentals affect TY for some hours, ii)their effect depends on the sign of the forecast error and iii) it depends on the business cycle. Finally the timeliness of the releases matters.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2002037.

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Date of creation: 00 Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2002037

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Keywords: US bonds; PDL model; business cycle; macro announcements;

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  1. Liebermann, Joelle, 2011. "The Impact of Macroeconomic News on Bond Yields: (In)Stabilities over Time and Relative Importance," Research Technical Papers 7/RT/11, Central Bank of Ireland.

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