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Do investors herd intraday in Australian equities?

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  • Julia Henker
  • Thomas Henker
  • Anna Mitsios
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    Purpose – The purpose of this research is to consider whether market wide herding occurs intraday. Design/methodology/approach – Using the 1995 Christie and Huang and the 2000 Chang et al. models, the paper tests whether market wide and industry sector herding occurs intraday in the Australian equities market. Findings – Neither market wide nor industry sector herding occurs intraday. Research limitations/implications – Both herding measures focus on one specific type of herding, herding evidenced by changes in the cross-sectional return distribution. Therefore the herding measures are ill suited to capture the effects of period specific abnormally high or low market returns and they can also capture herding of market participants or groups of market participants only in as far as it manifests itself in security specific returns. Originality/value – No previous studies have considered the possibility of intraday herding in equities markets. Even if there is little evidence of herding over longer time periods, market frictions and inefficiencies continue to be exploited at least anecdotally by traders with very short time horizons to the detriment of longer term investors.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal International Journal of Managerial Finance.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 196-219

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmfpp:v:2:y:2006:i:3:p:196-219

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    Keywords: Australia; Equity capital; Finance; Investors;

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    Cited by:
    1. Yao, Juan & Ma, Chuanchan & He, William Peng, 2014. "Investor herding behaviour of Chinese stock market," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 12-29.
    2. Natividad Blasco & Pilar Corredor & Sandra Ferreruela, 2009. "Detecting intentional herding: what lies beneath intraday data in the spanish stock market," Documentos de Trabajo dt2009-01, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de Zaragoza.
    3. Gębka, Bartosz & Wohar, Mark E., 2013. "International herding: Does it differ across sectors?," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 55-84.
    4. Vasileios Kallinterakis & Nomana Munir & Mirjana Radovic-Markovic, 2009. "Do Investors Herd During Extreme Periods in Thin Markets? Evidence from Banja Luka," Book Chapters, Institute of Economic Sciences.

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