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Speculative Attacks, Forward Market Intervention and the Classic Bear Squeeze

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Source: Speculative Attacks, Forward Market Intervention and the Classic Bear Squeeze

Volume/Issue: 1997/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Subir Lall

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1997

ISBN: 9781451980202

Keywords: Speculative Attacks, Forward Markets, Exchange Rates, Market Corners, central bank, exchange rate, foreign exchange, central banks, domestic currency

A typical strategy used by speculators to launch an attack on a fixed exchange regime is the use of forward markets. Central banks also intervene in forward markets to counter speculation. This paper addresses the...