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Short Sales Constraints, Liquidity and Price Discovery: An Empirical Analysis on the Paris Bourse

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  • Bruno Biais
  • Christophe Bisière
  • Jean‐Paul Décamps

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In the Paris Bourse some stocks are traded on a spot basis, while others are traded on a monthly settlement basis. The latter are likely to be less subject to leverage and short sales constraints. We empirically analyze the consequences of this difference on the order flow and the return process. Consistent with the theoretical analysis of Diamond and Verrechia (1987), we find that market sell orders are less frequent on the spot market than on the monthly settlement market (although not very significantly) and that the spot market reflects good news (significantly) faster than bad news.

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Article provided by European Financial Management Association in its journal European Financial Management.

Volume (Year): 5 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 395-410

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Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:5:y:1999:i:3:p:395-410

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  1. Au, Andrea S. & Doukas, John A. & Onayev, Zhan, 2009. "Daily short interest, idiosyncratic risk, and stock returns," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 290-316, May.
  2. Chuang, Wen-I & Lee, Hsiu-Chuan, 2010. "The Impact of Short-Sales Constraints on Liquidity and the Liquidity-Return Relations," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 521-535, November.
  3. Ulibarri, Carlos A., 2013. "Multivariate GARCH analysis of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and American International Group: Did the short-selling ban reduce systemic return-risk?," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 60-69.
  4. Asli Bayar & Zeynep Onder, 2005. "Liquidity and price volatility of cross-listed French stocks," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(15), pages 1079-1094.
  5. Thierry Foucault & David Sraer & David J. Thesmar, 2011. "Individual Investors and Volatility," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 66(4), pages 1369-1406, 08.

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