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Price limit bands, asymmetric volatility and stock market anomalies: Evidence from emerging markets

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  • Farag, Hisham
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    I investigate the effects of imposing different bands of price limits on stock returns and volatility in the Egyptian (EGX), Thai (SET) and Korean (KRX) stock exchanges. In addition, the paper examines whether the switch from narrow price limits (NPL) to wider price limits (WPL) structurally alters volatility and the day of the week anomaly. Using the extended EGARCH and PARCH asymmetric volatility models, I found that the switch from NPL to WPL structurally altered both asymmetric volatility and the day of the week anomaly in the EGX, SET and KRX. I argue that the price discovery mechanism is disrupted due to the switch as closing prices do not fully reflect all information arrived in the market when prices hit the limits and that is reflected on volatility and market efficiency.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Global Finance Journal.

    Volume (Year): 24 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 85-97

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    Keywords: Volatility; Day of the week; Price limits;

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