Foreign Currency Risk Measurement Methods and Application of them in Lithuania
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Juozapas Audvydas Staškevičius
Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Verslo ekonomikos katedra
Renata Bagdonienė
Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Verslo ekonomikos katedra
Published 2000-12-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Ekon.2000.16900
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Staškevičius J. A. and Bagdonienė R. (2000) “Foreign Currency Risk Measurement Methods and Application of them in Lithuania”, Ekonomika, 51, pp. 115–125. doi: 10.15388/Ekon.2000.16900.

Abstract

Risk measurement plays an important role in a general risk management cycle of a company. It is impossible to control a risk and determine potential losses without a performance of quantitative risk estimation.

The article covers the analysis of a contemporary foreign currency risk measurement methods, emphasizes it, strengths and weaknesses. The following methods of a Value at Risk concept are assessed as the most progressive ones: Variance/covariance. Historical simulation and Monte Carlo simulation. Variance/covariance method is suggested for Lithuanian companies to measure their foreign currency risk. The research undertaken proves that this method matches actual changes of the market.

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