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Intertemporal risk-return trade-off in foreign exchange rates

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We investigate the intertemporal risk-return trade-off of foreign exchange (FX) rates for ten currencies quoted against the USD. For each currency, we use three risk measures simultaneously that pertain to that currency; its realized volatility, its realized skewness, and its value-at-risk. We apply monthly FX excess returns and risk measures calculated from daily observations. We find that there is a significant contemporaneous risk-return trade-off for the currencies under investigation. There is no evidence of noncontemporaneous risk-return trade-off. We pay special attention to the risk-return trade-off during the recent financial crisis.

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  • Charlotte, Christiansen, 2011. "Intertemporal risk-return trade-off in foreign exchange rates," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 535-549, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:21:y:2011:i:4:p:535-549
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    Keywords

    Foreign exchange rates Risk-return trade-off Realized volatility Realized skewness Value-at-risk;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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