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Currency Hedging for International Portfolios

Currency Hedging for International Portfolios »

Source: Currency Hedging for International Portfolios

Volume/Issue: 2010/151

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jochen M. Schmittmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9781455201341

Keywords: Currency hedging, international investments, currency risk, hedging, hedge, bond, stock market,

This paper examines the benefits from hedging the currency exposure of international investments in single- and multi-country equity and bond portfolios from the perspectives of German, Japanese, British and Americ...

Exchange Rate Risk Measurement and Management

Exchange Rate Risk Measurement and Management »

Source: Exchange Rate Risk Measurement and Management : Issues and Approaches for Firms

Volume/Issue: 2006/255

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Papaioannou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865158

Keywords: Foreign Exchange Hedging, Corporate Hedging Practices, hedging, exchange rate, currency risk, exchange rate risk, Business Economics,

Measuring and managing exchange rate risk exposure is important for reducing a firm's vulnerabilities from major exchange rate movements, which could adversely affect profit margins and the value of assets. This pa...

Central Bank Participation in Currency Options Markets

Central Bank Participation in Currency Options Markets »

Source: Central Bank Participation in Currency Options Markets

Volume/Issue: 1999/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Peter Breuer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451856101

Keywords: central bank intervention, currency options, dynamic hedging, central bank, hedging, spot market, domestic currency

This paper analyzes whether and how central banks can use currency options to lower exchange rate volatility and maintain (implicit) target zones in foreign exchange markets. It argues that selling rather than buyi...

Perspectives de l'économie mondiale, Mai 1998
			: Étude effectuée par les services du Fonds monétaire international

Perspectives de l'économie mondiale, Mai 1998 : Étude effectuée par les services du Fonds monétaire international »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 1998

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757418.081

ISBN: 9781557757418

Keywords: debt, interest, exchange rates, current account, debtor countries, banking, payments, banking crises, external debt, net debtor

The World Economic Outlook, published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an...

World Economic Outlook, May 1998
			: Financial Crises: Causes and Indicators

World Economic Outlook, May 1998 : Financial Crises: Causes and Indicators »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 1998

Language: Arabic

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757432.081

ISBN: 9781557757432

Keywords: debt, interest, exchange rates, current account, debtor countries, banking, payments, banking crises, external debt, net debtor

The World Economic Outlook, published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an...

International Risk Sharing

International Risk Sharing »

Source: International Risk Sharing : Through Equity Diversification or Exchange Rate Hedging?

Volume/Issue: 2009/138

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , and Charles Engel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451872859

Keywords: International portfolio choice, international risk sharing, international diversification, exchange rate, hedge, home currency,

Well-known empirical puzzles in international macroeconomics concern the large divergence of equilibrium outcomes for consumption across countries from the predictions of models with full risk sharing. It is common...

Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk in Chile

Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk in Chile »

Source: Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk in Chile : Markets and Instruments

Volume/Issue: 2005/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860566

Keywords: derivatives market, forward contracts, currency options, hedging, exchange rate, hedge, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), General Financial Markets,

Policy makers have expressed interest in fostering the development of local foreign exchange derivatives markets with a view to reducing risks arising from currency mismatches between assets and liabilities in the...

The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky

The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky »

Source: The International Diversification Puzzle when Goods Prices Are Sticky : It's Really About Exchange-Rate Hedging, not Equity Portfolios

Volume/Issue: 2009/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , and Charles Engel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871593

Keywords: international risk sharing, international portfolio allocation, exchange rate hedging, equity home bias, exchange rate, hedge, home currency, nominal exchange rate, Equity Home Bias International Risk Sharing,

This paper develops a two-country monetary DSGE model in which households choose a portfolio of home and foreign equities, and a forward position in foreign exchange. Some nominal goods prices are sticky. Trade in...

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies »

Source: Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies : Pros and Cons

Volume/Issue: 2001/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2001

ISBN: 9781451846324

Keywords: Offshore currency trading, offshore markets, speculative attacks, exchange controls, capital controls, currency internationalization, foreign exchange, exchange rate, financial institutions, hedging

Several Asian emerging market economies have recently adopted measures to limit the offshore trading of their currencies. This paper provides a general overview of such measures and evaluates the experiences of sel...

A Model of the Joint Distribution of Banking and Exchange-Rate Crises

A Model of the Joint Distribution of Banking and Exchange-Rate Crises »

Source: A Model of the Joint Distribution of Banking and Exchange-Rate Crises

Volume/Issue: 2001/213

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nancy Marion , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2001

ISBN: 9781451874945

Keywords: Currency crisis, bank crisis, exchange rate, shadow exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, hedging, domestic-currency, International Finance: General, International Lending and Debt Problems,

We develop a simple framework for studying the joint distribution of banking and currency crises triggered by real shocks. Our framework illustrates the fact that bank and currency collapses are related but they ar...