Citation

Discussion Paper Details

Please find the details for DP10018 in an easy to copy and paste format below:

Full Details   |   Bibliographic Reference

Full Details

Title: Forty Years, Thirty Currencies and 21,000 Trading Rules: A Large-scale, Data-Snooping Robust Analysis of Technical Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market

Author(s): Po-Hsuan Hsu and Mark P Taylor

Publication Date: June 2014

Keyword(s): data-snooping bias, Foreign exchange, technical analysis and trading rules

Programme Area(s): Financial Economics and International Macroeconomics

Abstract: We carry out a large-scale investigation of technical trading rules in the foreign exchange market, using daily data over a maximum of forty years for thirty developed and emerging market currencies. Employing a stepwise test to safeguard against data-snooping bias and examining over 21,000 technical trading rules, we find evidence of substantial predictability in both developed and emerging markets, measured against a variety of returns and risk-adjusted performance metrics. We present time-series and cross-sectional variation in sub-periods and cultural and/or geographic groups, respectively, suggesting that temporarily not-fully-rational behavior and market immaturity lead to technical predictability and potential profitability.

For full details and related downloads, please visit: https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=10018

Bibliographic Reference

Hsu, P and Taylor, M. 2014. 'Forty Years, Thirty Currencies and 21,000 Trading Rules: A Large-scale, Data-Snooping Robust Analysis of Technical Trading in the Foreign Exchange Market'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=10018