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Information Transmission and Causality in the Italian Treasury Bond Market

Subject

Finance

Publishing details

IFA Working Paper

Publication Year

1998

Abstract

We examine causality and efficiency in the Italian T-bond market, where cash trades take place on the domestic Mercato dei Titoli di Stato, while futures trading is based on the London International Financial Futures Exchange. We find evidence that causality in prices runs in both directions, and that the cash lead is almost comparable in size and extension to the futures lead. We then try to assess whether the cash market is weak-form efficient with respect to LIFFE prices. Using a simple trading rule with a variety of time and price filters, we conclude that the observed lead cannot be exploited to make a profit after accounting for transaction costs.

Publication Research Centre

Institute of Finance and Accounting

Series Number

FIN 273

Series

IFA Working Paper

Available on ECCH

No


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