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Macroeconomic news announcements and the Yen/$US intraday exchange rate

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Macroeconomic news announcements and the Yen/$US intraday exchange rate

Hughes, Brent (1998) Macroeconomic news announcements and the Yen/$US intraday exchange rate. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This study provides new evidence on the effects of macroeconomic news announcements and their impact on the yen/US$ exchange rate. Trading days are divided into 4 groups: (1) major US announcement days, (2) minor US announcement days, (3) Japanese announcement days, and (4) Non-announcement days. These groups are examined to determine the effects they have upon the volatility of intraday (five-minute) returns of yen futures contracts. Both Japanese and US announcements are also examined in order to determine which specific announcements have the greatest affect upon the exchange rate. Both US and Japanese announcements are found to have significant impacts on the volatility of intraday returns of yen futures contracts. Major US announcements were found to have the greatest affect upon the exchange rate, with Japanese announcements having the second largest affect. The increased volatility, due to the release of the announcements continues to affect volatility throughout the day, however the major impact disappears quite rapidly

Divisions:Concordia University > John Molson School of Business
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Hughes, Brent
Pagination:vii, 56 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.Sc.Admin.)
Program:Faculty of Commerce and Administration
Date:1998
Thesis Supervisor(s):Switzer, Lorne N
ID Code:579
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:12
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:15
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