The High-Frequency Impact of Macroeconomic Announcements in the Brazilian Futures Markets

Márcio G.P. Garcia, Marcelo C Medeiros, Francisco Santos

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The estimation of the impact of macroeconomic announcements in the Brazilian futures markets is used to uncover the relationship between macroeconomic fundamentals and asset prices. Using intraday data from October 2008 to January 2011, we find that external macroeconomic announcements dominate price changes in the Foreign Exchange and Ibovespa markets, while the impact of the domestic ones is mainly restricted to Interest Rate contracts. We additionally propose an investment strategy based on the conditional price reaction of each market that achieved a success rate of 70% in an out-of-sample study. Finally, we document the impact on volume and bid-ask spreads.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-222
JournalBrazilian Review of Econometrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • High frequency data
  • Brazil
  • futures markets
  • investment strategy
  • financial markets
  • macroeconomic announcements

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