Adaptive Forecasting of Exchange Rates with Panel Data
AbstractThis article investigates the statistical and economic implications of adaptive forecasting of exchange rates with panel data and alternative predictors. The candidate exchange rate predictors are drawn from (i) macroeconomic ‘fundamentals’, (ii) return/volatility of asset markets and (iii) cyclical and confidence indices. Exchange rate forecasts at various horizons are obtained from each of the potential predictors using single market, mean group and pooled estimates by means of rolling window and recursive forecasting schemes. The capabilities of single predictors and of adaptive techniques for combining the generated exchange rate forecasts are subsequently examined by means of statistical and economic performance measures. The forward premium and a predictor based on a Taylor rule yield the most promising forecasting results out of the macro ‘fundamentals’ considered. For recursive forecasting, confidence indices and volatility in-mean yield more accurate forecasts than most of the macro ‘fundamentals’. Adaptive forecast combinations techniques improve forecasting precision and lead to better market timing than most single predictors at higher horizons
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1656.
Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2010
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Exchange rate forecasting; panel data; forecast combinations; market timing;
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- C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
- F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2010-11-13 (Central Banking)
- NEP-FOR-2010-11-13 (Forecasting)
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