How Much Do the Central Bank Announcements Matter on Financial Market? Application of the Rule-Based Trading System Approach

Janusz Brzeszczyński*, Jerzy Gajdka, Tomasz Schabek, Ali M. Kutan

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Abstract

This paper proposes a rule-based trading system to investigate how much the central bank’s announcements matter on a financial market. We design a novel investment strategy and we simulate trades in order to quantify their profitability in the out–of–sample period using the data from a broad financial market in Poland spanning across 3 segments: stock market, foreign exchange market and bonds market. Our results show that the individual transactions delivered profits in 72.7% cases. The overall profitability across all events and all trading horizons was positive in as many as 63.6% cases. Although the financial market in Poland was only moderately sensitive to the NBP central bank’s communication, the identified types of the monetary policy announcements are economically significant and very useful for the investors, who can trade based on them and exploit them directly in the design of the rule-based trading strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115201
Number of pages15
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Volume182
Early online date23 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 May 2021

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