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Investigating Unusual Changes in Real-Dollar Exchange Rate

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  • Gomes, Frederico Pechir
  • Takami, Marcelo Yoshio
  • Brandi, Vinicius Ratton

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Price distributions forecast has become a relevant subject for risk and pricing literature. Special concern resides on tail probabilities, which usually presents more severe observations than Normal distributions would predict. This work aims to verify if the volatility implied in dollar-real options contains useful information about unexpected large-magnitude returns. Implied volatility is also checked as a predictor for realized volatility. Our results indicate that implied volatilities provide useful information on unusual returns and also work as a good predictor for observed volatility. Moreover, we implement an early-warning system and implied volatilities seem to signalize large-magnitude returns.

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  • Gomes, Frederico Pechir & Takami, Marcelo Yoshio & Brandi, Vinicius Ratton, 2008. "Investigating Unusual Changes in Real-Dollar Exchange Rate," Revista Brasileira de Economia - RBE, FGV/EPGE - Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil), vol. 62(2), October.
  • Handle: RePEc:fgv:epgrbe:v:62:y:2008:i:2:a:1096
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