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La prévision des taux d’intérêt à partir de contrats futures : l’apport de variables économiques et financières

  • Coffinet, J.

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Length: 40 pages Abstract This study evaluates the predictive content of the 3-month Euribor contracts futures. We initially show that there is a forecast error on these contracts, on average positive and increasing with the forecast horizon. Then, we propose a method for correcting futures rates thanks to macroeconomic and financial variables. Finally, in the framework of an out-of-sample forecast exercise, we demonstate that corrected rates are better forecasts of future monetary policy path on the medium-term.
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:193
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