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Stock margins and the condition probability of price reversals

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  • Paul Kofman
  • James T. Moser

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Does the cost of trading affect stock prices? Yes, according to the evidence in this article. The authors find that high costs seem to reduce the frequency of price reversals.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in its journal Economic Perspectives.

Volume (Year): (2001)
Issue (Month): Q III ()
Pages: 2-12

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qiii:p:2-12:n:v.25no.3

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Keywords: Stocks ; Stock - Prices;

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  1. Peter Fortune, 2001. "Margin lending and stock market volatility," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, pages 3-25.
  2. Alexander, Gordon J. & Ors, Evren & Peterson, Mark A. & Seguin, Paul J., 2004. "Margin regulation and market quality: a microstructure analysis," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 10(4), pages 549-574, September.

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