Is there asymmetry in forward exchange rate bias? Multi-country evidence
AbstractThis study illustrates that the empirical rejection of the forward rate unbiasedness hypothesis is not sensitive to whether the forward U.S. dollar is quoted at a premium or a discount. It is argued that the reported finding of so-called asymmetry in forward exchange rate bias in earlier work is simply due to the inclusion of a sample period during which a forward rate anomaly exists. --
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Asymmetry in forward exchange rate bias; Forward rate anomaly;
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