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Exponentially damped Lévy flights, multiscaling, and exchange rates

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  • Matsushita, Raul
  • Gleria, Iram
  • Figueiredo, Annibal
  • Rathie, Pushpa
  • Da Silva, Sergio

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We employ our previously suggested exponentially damped Lévy flight (Physica A 326 (2003) 544) to study the multiscaling properties of 30 daily exchange rates against the US dollar together with a fictitious euro-dollar rate (Physica A 286 (2000) 353). Though multiscaling is not theoretically seen in either stable Lévy processes or abruptly truncated Lévy flights, it is even characteristic of smoothly truncated Lévy flights (Phys. Lett. A 266 (2000) 282; Eur. Phys. J. B 4 (1998) 143). We have already defined a class of “quasi-stable” processes in connection with the finding that single scaling is pervasive among the dollar price of foreign currencies (Physica A 323 (2003) 601). Here we show that the same goes as far as multiscaling is concerned. Our novel findings incidentally reinforce the case for real-world relevance of the Lévy flights for modeling financial prices.

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  • Matsushita, Raul & Gleria, Iram & Figueiredo, Annibal & Rathie, Pushpa & Da Silva, Sergio, 2004. "Exponentially damped Lévy flights, multiscaling, and exchange rates," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 333(C), pages 353-369.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:333:y:2004:i:c:p:353-369
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2003.10.040
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    1. Apergis, Nicholas & Christou, Christina & Miller, Stephen M., 2014. "Country and industry convergence of equity markets: International evidence from club convergence and clustering," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 36-58.
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    3. Sergio Da Silva, 2004. "International Finance, Levy Distributions, and the Econophysics of Exchange Rates," International Finance 0405018, EconWPA.

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