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Efficiency in Information Processing: A Study of Non-Nearby Currency Futures and Relationships with Nearby Counterparts

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  • Chen, Kim Heng
  • Han, Li-Ming

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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the responses of non-nearby Japanese yen and Deutsche mark futures contracts to macroeconomic announcements and the efficiency of information flow between the nearby and non-nearby contracts. The results show that macroeconomic announcements affect the non-nearby futures returns more through their effects on interest rate differentials than through the underlying spot exchange rates. Information flows efficiently between the Deutsche mark nearby and non-nearby contracts, while information flows primarily from the Japanese yen nearby contracts to the non-nearby counterparts.

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  • Chen, Kim Heng & Han, Li-Ming, 2006. "Efficiency in Information Processing: A Study of Non-Nearby Currency Futures and Relationships with Nearby Counterparts," Review of Applied Economics, Review of Applied Economics, vol. 2(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:reapec:50279
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    Keywords

    nearby and non-nearby currency futures contracts; macroeconomic announcement; information and liquidity trading; Financial Economics; C32; G14;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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