Does data frequency matter for the impact of forward premium on spot exchange rate?

Paresh Kumar Narayan, Susan Sunila Sharma

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Abstract

In this paper we take the forward premium and exchange rate literature forward by asking whether data frequency matters in that relationship. We use four frequencies of data, namely, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily. We find that data frequencies matter both statistically and economically. More specifically, we document that investors prefer the forward premium model over a constant returns model in most countries when models are estimated using daily, weekly, and quarterly data, but not when using monthly data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Review of Financial Analysis
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Data frequency
  • Exchange rate
  • Forward premium
  • Investors

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