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Assessing the exchange rate exposure of US multinationals

  • Crowley, Patrick

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    (College of Business, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)

  • Habibdoust , Amir

    (University of Mazandaran, Faculty of Economics & Administrative Science, Babolsar, Iran)

This paper aims to examine the relationship between exchange rate movements and the stock return of firms at different time horizons by employing wavelet analysis. In particular, we use the maximum overlap discrete wavelet transform (MODWT) to decompose the exchange rate movement and the US firm's stock return over the period January 2006 to July 2012. The results reveal that at longer horizons not only does the number of firms which are exposed to exchange rate volatility increase but also the degree of exchange rate exposure increases. What is more, the sensitivity to exchange rate volatility is stronger at longer horizons for importing firms than for exporting firms, which shows an asymmetry in the usage of hedging strategies between importers and exporters.

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Paper provided by Bank of Finland in its series Research Discussion Papers with number 34/2013.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 18 Dec 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:bofrdp:2013_034
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