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The Effects of Exchange-Rate Exposures on Equity Asset Markets

  • Jumah, Adusei

    (Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies)

  • Kunst, Robert M.

    (Department of Economics and Finance, Institute for Advanced Studies)

This paper analyzes the relationship between stock returns and exchange rate changes in international markets and examines how well exchange rate volatility explains movements in stock market returns. The model-based predictions are evaluated on several cost functions. Results from such analysis can be used to appraise the need for hedging. Of the three examined stock indexes, the FTSE was found to be the only robust index, while the S&P 500 and the Nikkei indexes reacted to the dollar/yen exchange rates. The dollaer/yen rate also improved risk prediction for the Standard&Poor futures, while the gains in forecasting from using bivariate models remained small otherwise.

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Paper provided by Institute for Advanced Studies in its series Economics Series with number 94.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2001
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