Logo
Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Asymmetric News Effects on Volatility: Good vs. Bad News in Good vs. Bad Times

Laakkonen, Helinä and Lanne, Markku (2008): Asymmetric News Effects on Volatility: Good vs. Bad News in Good vs. Bad Times.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_8296.pdf

Download (234kB) | Preview

Abstract

We study the impact of positive and negative macroeconomic US and European news announcements in different phases of the business cycle on the highfrequency volatility of the EUR/USD exchange rate. The results suggest that in general bad news increases volatility more than good news. The news effects also depend on the state of the economy: bad news increases volatility more in good times than in bad times, while there is no difference between the volatility effects of good news in bad and good times.

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact us: mpra@ub.uni-muenchen.de

This repository has been built using EPrints software.

MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by Logo of the University Library LMU Munich.