FX Dynamics

Two competing forces in FX markets: Interest Rate Parity and Hot Money Interest Rate Parity states that a lower yielding currency should appreciate relative to a higher yielding currency. According to the International Fischer Relationship, higher yielding currencies have higher inflation domestically. This inflation difference causes the high yielding currency to depreciate relative to a … Continue reading FX Dynamics

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Relative Performance: Equal or Market Capitalization Weighted Index?

Using SCHA and SCHX as proxies for Small and Large cap equity markets, I attempt to measure cumulative relative performance over one (1), two (2), and three (3) year time periods. The S&P 500 is a market capitalization weighted index, meaning the biggest companies have the biggest weights in the index. The Dow Jones Industrial … Continue reading Relative Performance: Equal or Market Capitalization Weighted Index?