Expectation Errors in the Foreign Exchange Market
37 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 21, 2016
This paper argues that order flow can explain exchange rate forecasting errors. A unified theoretical model is developed showing that forecasting errors can be explained by both informational rigidities and portfolio shifts. This is applied to Brazilian data using a unique data set of daily consensus exchange rate forecasts managed by the Banco Central do Brasil along with order flow derived from the FX futures market. The results strongly support the theory.
Keywords: Expectation Errors, Noisy Information, Microstructure, Order Flow, Exchange Rates
JEL Classification: F31, F37, G14, D82
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