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dc.contributor.author Bollerslev, Tim en_US
dc.contributor.author Andersen, T.G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Diebold, F. X. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vega, C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-09T15:22:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-09T15:22:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1728
dc.description.abstract Using a new dataset consisting of six years of real-time exchange rate quotations, macroeconomic expectations, and macroeconomic realizations (announcements), we characterize the conditional means of U.S. dollar spot exchange rates versus German Mark, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, and the Euro. In particular, we find that announcement surprises (that is, divergences between expectations and realizations, or “news”) produce conditional mean jumps; hence high-frequency exchange rate dynamics are linked to fundamentals. The details of the linkage are intriguing and include announcement timing and sign effects. The sign effect refers to the fact that the market reacts to news in an asymmetric fashion: bad news has greater impact than good news, which we relate to recent theoretical work on information processing and price discovery. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Economic Review en_US
dc.subject Anticipations data en_US
dc.subject Asset return volatility en_US
dc.subject Expectations data en_US
dc.subject Forecasting en_US
dc.subject Macroeconomic news announcements en_US
dc.subject Market microstructure en_US
dc.subject Order flow en_US
dc.subject exchange rates en_US
dc.title "Micro Effects of Macro Announcements: Real-Time Price Discovery in Foreign Exchange" en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.department Economics

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