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The Impact of Surprising Monetary Policy Announcements on Exchange Rate Volatility

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  • Adam Albogatchiev
  • Jean-Sébastien Fontaine
  • Jabir Sandhu
  • Reginald Xie

Abstract

We identify a few Bank of Canada press releases that had the largest immediate impact on the exchange rate market. We find that volatility increases after these releases, but the effect is short-lived and mostly dissipates after the first hour, on average. Beyond the first hour, the size of the effect is similar to what we observe for other economic releases, such as those for inflation or economic growth data.

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  • Adam Albogatchiev & Jean-Sébastien Fontaine & Jabir Sandhu & Reginald Xie, 2018. "The Impact of Surprising Monetary Policy Announcements on Exchange Rate Volatility," Staff Analytical Notes 2018-39, Bank of Canada.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bocsan:18-39
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    Keywords

    Exchange rates; Financial markets; Monetary Policy;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • F - International Economics
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G - Financial Economics
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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