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Risk premia in forward foreign exchange rates: a comparison of signal extraction and regression methods

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  • Zhiguang Wang

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  • Zhiguang Wang & Prasad Bidarkota, 2012. "Risk premia in forward foreign exchange rates: a comparison of signal extraction and regression methods," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 21-51, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:42:y:2012:i:1:p:21-51
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-010-0427-y
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    1. Aziz Chouikh & Abdelwahed Trabelsi, 2014. "The Determinants of Risk Premia in Forward Foreign Exchange (FX) Markets," International Journal of Financial Research, International Journal of Financial Research, Sciedu Press, vol. 5(2), pages 19-28, April.

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    Keywords

    Spot foreign exchange rates; Forward foreign exchange rates; Time-varying risk premium; Signal extraction; Non-normality; Volatility persistence; F31; C5; G12;

    JEL classification:

    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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