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Intra-day seasonality in foreign exchange market transactions

  • Cotter, John
  • Dowd, Kevin

This paper examines the intra-day seasonality of transacted limit and market orders in the DEM/USD foreign exchange market. Empirical analysis of completed transactions data based on the Dealing 2000-2 electronic inter-dealer broking system indicates significant evidence of intra-day seasonality in returns and return volatilities under usual market conditions. Moreover, analysis of realised tail outcomes supports seasonality for extraordinary market conditions across the trading day.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Economics & Finance.

Volume (Year): 19 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 287-294

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Handle: RePEc:eee:reveco:v:19:y:2010:i:2:p:287-294
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