Technical Trading, Monetary Policy, and Exchange Rate Regimes

31 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2007

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Bernhard Herz

University of Bayreuth

Christian Bauer

University of Trier; Universität Trier

Abstract

The paper extends and empirically tests the noise trader exchange rate model of Jeanne and Rose (2002). We introduce technical trading in the exchange market as a source of noise and explicitly incorporate monetary and exchange rate policy. With these modifications it is possible to directly test the model's prediction of an U shaped relation between exchange trend and volatility. We find strong empirical evidence supporting the implications of the model. As a corollary we develop a measure of excess exchange rate volatility and categorize exchange rate regimes based on the de facto behavior of the exchange rates.The paper extends and empirically tests the noise trader exchange rate model of Jeanne and Rose (2002). We introduce technical trading in the exchange market as a source of noise and explicitly incorporate monetary and exchange rate policy. With these modifications it is possible to directly test the model's prediction of an U shaped relation between exchange trend and volatility. We find strong empirical evidence supporting the implications of the model. As a corollary we develop a measure of excess exchange rate volatility and categorize exchange rate regimes based on the de facto behavior of the exchange rates.

JEL Classification: F31, F33, G15

Suggested Citation

Herz, Bernhard and Bauer, Christian, Technical Trading, Monetary Policy, and Exchange Rate Regimes. Global Finance Journal, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1002519

Bernhard Herz (Contact Author)

University of Bayreuth ( email )

Universitatsstr 30
Bayreuth, D-95447
Germany

Christian Bauer

University of Trier ( email )

15, Universitaetsring
Trier, 54286
Germany

Universität Trier ( email )

Germany

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