Replication data for: FOMC Forward Guidance and Investor Beliefs
- Sinha, Arunima
AbstractThis paper considers the effect of different dimensions of the FOMC's forward guidance on ex ante investor expectations about future changes in US Treasury yields. Options and Futures data for 2- and 10-year Treasuries is used to extract State-Price Densities of investor beliefs, and the corresponding standard deviation, skewness, and excess kurtosis of these densities are computed. Announcements about extension of the zero-lower bound in 2012-13 are found to reduce the expectations about crash risk, but increase the uncertainty about future yields for the 10-year. Policies about long-security purchases lead investors to place greater weight on no change in future yields.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20151123 (Text)
Sinha, Arunima. “FOMC Forward Guidance and Investor Beliefs.” American Economic Review 105, no. 5 (May 2015): 656–61. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20151123.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.p20151123 (DOI)
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