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Are foreign exchange forecasts rational? : New evidence from survey data

  • Dominguez, Kathryn M.

Tests of rational expectations in foreign exchange markets have been inconclusive because of disagreement over the underlying asset pricing model. This paper uses a newly available set of data on foreign exchange forecasts to examine directly expectations formation in four foreign currency markets. Generally, results do not support the simple rational expectations hypothesis.

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Volume (Year): 21 (1986)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 277-281

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