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Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market in a Model with Noise Traders

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  • Paul De Grauwe

    (University of Leuven)

  • Marianna Grimaldi

    (University of Leuven)

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    In this paper we analyze the effectiveness of sterilized interventions in the foreign exchange market. We use a model in which chartists and fundamentalists interact. This model produces speculative noise which leads to systematic deviations of the exchange rate from its fundamentals. In such an environment, interventions can be effective in reducing the noise. It does this by reducing the profitability of noise trading.

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    Paper provided by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research in its series Working Papers with number 162003.

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    Length: 38 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hkm:wpaper:162003

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    1. Beine, Michel & Benassy-Quere, Agnes & MacDonald, Ronald, 2007. "The impact of central bank intervention on exchange-rate forecast heterogeneity," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 38-63, March.
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    4. Kathryn M. E. Dominguez, 2003. "When Do Central Bank Interventions Influence Intra-Daily and Longer-Term Exchange Rate Movements?," Working Papers 506, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
    5. Morel, Christophe & Teïletche, Jérôme, 2008. "Do interventions in foreign exchange markets modify investors' expectations? The experience of Japan between 1992 and 2004," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 15(2), pages 211-231, March.
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