Market drift suggests some investors may be trading on U.K. data ahead of release

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... Or maybe governments themselves are trading on it. But mainstream financial news organizations don't dare to look at the evidence that governments are surreptitiously trading markets.

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Market Drift Suggests Some Investors May Be Trading on U.K. Economic Data Ahead of Release

By Mike Bird
The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 13, 2017

U.K. government-bond futures often move sharply in the 24 hours before sensitive economic reports are released, an analysis of trading data shows, a phenomenon that suggests some investors may be trading with knowledge of official statistics before they are made public.

On average, between April 2011 and December 2016, U.K. government-bond futures correctly anticipated the rise or fall that happened when economic data were published, according to an analysis prepared for The Wall Street Journal by Alexander Kurov, associate professor of finance at West Virginia University. ...

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