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Periodic sequences of arbitrage: a tale of four currencies

Cross, Rod, Kozyakin, Victor, O'Callaghan, Brian, Pokrovskii, Alexei and Pokrovskiy, Alexey (2012) Periodic sequences of arbitrage: a tale of four currencies. Metroeconomica, 63 (2). pp. 250-294. ISSN 0026-1386

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-999X.2011.04140.x


This paper investigates arbitrage chains involving four currencies and four foreign exchange trader-arbitrageurs. In contrast with the three-currency case, we find that arbitrage operations when four currencies are present may appear periodic in nature, and not involve smooth convergence to a 'balanced' ensemble of exchange rates in which the law of one price holds. The goal of this article is to understand some interesting features of sequences of arbitrage operations, features which might well be relevant in other contexts in finance and economics

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 10:40
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:56

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