Estimating volatility in foreign exchange market : a comparison of implied volatility and backward looking volatility
Date of Issue2011
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This paper compares the estimation of volatility in foreign exchange market based on various methods. By examining the exchange rates of US Dollar to Japanese Yen and Singapore Dollar, it assesses the performances of four estimating measures: the historical moving averages of 20 days and 100 days, the volatility based on ARCH model and the implied volatility reflected in the option price. For each of the measures, it tests the information content, predictive power as well as the forecasting accuracy.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic theory
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University