Liquidity Yield and Exchange Rate Predictability
47 Pages Posted: 7 May 2020
Date Written: April 11, 2020
In this paper, we extend the Taylor rule model of exchange rate determination by incorporating the liquidity yield on government bonds and investigate exchange rate predictability. We find that the liquidity yield on government bonds delivers additional predictive power to future exchange rate movements beyond the model with Taylor rule fundamentals, using both in-sample and out-of-sample tests. In particular, the model with liquidity yield exhibits superior predictive power after the currency swap market frictions are controlled.
Keywords: Liquidity Yield; Meese--Rogoff Puzzle; Exchange Rate Forecasting
JEL Classification: F31, F41
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