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A survey of announcement effects on foreign exchange returns

  • Christopher J. Neely
  • S. Rubun Dey

Researchers have long studied the reaction of foreign exchange returns to macroeconomic announcements in order to infer changes in policy reaction functions and foreign exchange micro­structure, including the speed of market reaction to news and how order flow helps impound public and private information into prices. These studies have often been disconnected, however; and this article critically reviews and evaluates the literature on announcement effects on foreign exchange returns.

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Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): Sep ()
Pages: 417-464

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