Teaching The Bid-Ask Spread And Triangular Arbitrage For The Foreign Exchange Market

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Jeng-Hong Chen

Keywords

Foreign Exchange; Bid-Ask Spread; Triangular Arbitrage

Abstract

The foreign exchange (FX) market is an important chapter in international finance. Understanding the market microstructure is critical for learning the FX market.  To assist students better understand the FX market microstructure, an instructor can use an event study with minute-by-minute quote data provided in the Excel assignment, asking students to investigate the impact of an event on the bid-ask spread and triangular arbitrage opportunities.  This pedagogical paper provides two examples of making the Excel assignment for reference.

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