Intra-Day Seasonality in Foreign Exchange Market Transactions

21 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2007

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John Cotter

University College Dublin; University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management

Kevin Dowd

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS)

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper examines the intra-day seasonality of transacted limit and market orders in the DEM/USD foreign exchange market. Empirical analysis of completed transactions data based on the Dealing 2000-2 electronic inter-dealer broking system indicates significant evidence of intraday seasonality in returns and return volatilities under usual market conditions. Moreover, analysis of realised tail outcomes supports seasonality for extraordinary market conditions across the trading day.

Keywords: limit orders, market orders, seasonality

JEL Classification: G1, G15, G32

Suggested Citation

Cotter, John and Dowd, Kevin, Intra-Day Seasonality in Foreign Exchange Market Transactions (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=998470 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.998470

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Kevin Dowd

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