Multifractal Analysis of the Foreign Exchange Markets Application to MENA Countries

Nabiha Haouas


The present study focus on the multifractal analysis of the exchange rate for Middle East North Africa (MENA) region from January 1999 to May 2017. The purpose of this paper is to examine the behavior of currency markets and to verify the efficiency hypothesis of FOREX market for these countries. We first estimate the scaling function to detect the multifractal character of each series and then the Hölder exponent, using the Generalized Quadratic Variation (GQV) method, as a function of time H(t). We conclude that there's a multifractal character for all these countries with a difference in the degree of persistence of each market.

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