The Pricing Of Unexpected Volatility In Thecurrency Market
A number of recent papers have investigated the role played by volatility in determining the cross section of currency returns. We show that the importance of volatility depends on whether the currency markets are unexpectedly volatile. Low volatility is largely unrewarded in the market, whereas high volatility is a risk which has a substantial impact on returns.
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