The Impact Of Macroeconomic Announcements On Real Time Foreign Exchange Rates In Emerging Markets

This paper utilizes a unique high-frequency database to measure how exchange rates in nine emerging markets react to macroeconomic news in the U.S. and domestic economies from 2000 to 2006. The author find that major U.S. macroeconomic news have a strong impact on the returns and volatilities of emerging market exchange rates, but many domestic news do not. Emerging market currencies have become more sensitive to U.S. news in recent years. They also find that market sentiment could sway the impact of news on these currencies systematically, as good (bad) news seems to matter more when optimism (pessimism) prevails.

Provided by: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Topic: Software Date Added: May 2009 Format: PDF

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