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Common Volatility across Latin American Foreign Exchange Markets

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  • Isabel Ruiz

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    (Department of Economics and International Business, Sam Houston State University)

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This paper uses high frequency exchange rate data for a group of twelve Latin American countries to analyze volatility comovements. Particular interest is posed on understanding the existence of a common volatility process during the 1994–2005 period. The analysis relies on bivariate common factor models. We test for second-order common features using the common ARCH-feature methodology developed by Engle and Kozicki (1993). Overall, the results of this paper indicate that while most currencies display evidence of time-varying variance, the volatility movements in the Latin American foreign exchange markets seems to be mainly country specific. Only a few markets show evidence of a common volatility process.

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Paper provided by Sam Houston State University, Department of Economics and International Business in its series Working Papers with number 0702.

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Date of creation: Mar 2007
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Handle: RePEc:shs:wpaper:0702

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  1. David McMillan & Isabel Ruiz & Alan Speight, 2010. "Correlations and spillovers among three euro rates: evidence using realised variance," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(8), pages 753-767.
  2. Hecq Alain & Laurent Sébastien & Palm Franz C., 2012. "On the Univariate Representation of BEKK Models with Common Factors," Research Memorandum 018, Maastricht University, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization (METEOR).
  3. Arturo Lorenzo-Valdés & Antonio Ruiz-Porras, 2012. "Los rendimientos cambiarios latinoamericanos y la (a)simetría de los shocks informacionales: un análisis econométrico," Ensayos Revista de Economia, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia, vol. 0(2), pages 87-113, November.

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