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Technical Analysis in Foreign Exchange - The Workhorse Gains Further Ground

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  • Gehrig, Thomas
  • Menkhoff, Lukas

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This work extends earlier survey studies on the use of technical analysis by considering flow analysis as a third form of information production. Moreover the survey covers FX dealers and also the rising fund managers. Technical analysis has gained importance over time and is now the most equally spread kind of analysis. It has by far the greatest importance in FX dealing and is second in fund management. Charts are used for shorter-term forecasting horizons while flows dominate at the shortest-term and fundamentals at longer horizons. Preferred users of each kind of analysis exhibit different views about market frictions.

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  • Gehrig, Thomas & Menkhoff, Lukas, 2003. "Technical Analysis in Foreign Exchange - The Workhorse Gains Further Ground," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-278, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    foreign exchange markets; technical analysis; flow analysis; fundamentals; fund managers;

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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