Annual Conference

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International Macroeconomics, Money & Banking

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May 2014

The offshore renminbi (CNH) exchange rate is the exchange rate of the Chinese currency transacted outside China. We study the CNH exchange rate dynamics and its links with onshore exchange rates. Using a specialized microstructure dataset, we find that CNH is significantly affected by its order flow...
Keywords: foreign exchange market microstructure, order flow, limit-order imbalance, CNH, CNY, central parity rate
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Annual Conference

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Investment Finance

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May 2014

We explore the impact of limited attention by analyzing the performance of hedge fund managers who are distracted by marital events. We find that marriages and divorces are associated with significantly lower fund alpha, during the six-month period surrounding and the two-year period after the event...
Keywords: hedge funds, limited attention, Behavioral finance, disposition effect, Marriage, Divorce
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Annual Conference

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Investment Finance, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2014

Using data on household portfolios and mortgage originations, we find that households residing in a city with few publicly traded firms headquartered there are more likely to own an investment home nearby. Households in these areas are also less likely to own stocks. This only-game-in-town effect is...
Keywords: Real estate, homeownership, household portfolios, mortgage originations
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Annual Conference

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Investment Finance, Senior Fellows/Fellows

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May 2014

Recent work suggests that sentiment traders shift from safer to more speculative stocks when sentiment increases. Given that the market clearing condition requires a buyer for every seller, we exploit these cross-sectional patterns and changes in share ownership to test whether investor sentiment me...
Keywords: Stock Returns, sentiment, demand shocks, mispricing
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AMPF Papers

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Commissioned Paper

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May 2014

This paper evaluates the capacity of emerging market economies (EMEs) to moderate the domestic impact of global financial and monetary forces through their own monetary policies. Those EMEs able to exploit a flexible exchange rate are far better positioned than those that devote monetary policy to f...
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