Co-jumping of Treasury Yield Curve Rates
37 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 4, 2019
We study the role of co-jumps in the interest rate futures markets. To disentangle continuous part of quadratic covariation from co-jumps, we localize the co-jumps precisely through wavelet coefficients and identify statistically significant ones. Using high frequency data about U.S. and European yield curves we quantify the effect of co-jumps on their correlation structure. Empirical findings reveal much stronger co-jumping behavior of the U.S. yield curves in comparison to the European one. Further, we connect co-jumping behavior to the monetary policy announcements, and study effect of 103 FOMC and 119 ECB announcements on the identified co-jumps during the period from January 2007 to December 2017.
Keywords: Co-jumps, Yield curve, Wavelets, High frequency data
JEL Classification: C14, C53, G17
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