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An Analysis of Prices, Bid/Ask Spreads, and Bid and Ask Depths Surrounding Ivan Boesky's Illegal Trading in Carnation's Stock

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  • Sugato Chakravarty
  • John J. McConnell

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In 1984, Ivan Boesky purchased 1.7 million shares of Carnation's stock on the basis of illegally obtained insider information. The events and data allow testing of the impact of informed trading on share prices and market liquidity. A positive and significant relation is found between Boesky's trades and stock price changes, but bid/ask spreads were not significantly affected. Bid and ask depths were either unaffected or improved by his trades.

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

Volume (Year): 26 (1997)
Issue (Month): 2 (Summer)
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Handle: RePEc:fma:fmanag:chakravarty97

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  1. Fishe, Raymond P. H. & Robe, Michel A., 2004. "The impact of illegal insider trading in dealer and specialist markets: evidence from a natural experiment," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 71(3), pages 461-488, March.
  2. Sugato Chakravarty & Frederick H. deB. Harris & Robert A. Wood, 2002. "Do Bid-Ask Spreads Or Bid and Ask Depths Convey New Information First?," Econometrics 0201003, EconWPA.
  3. P.J. Engelen & Luc van Liedekerke, 2006. "An ethical analysis of regulating insider trading," Working Papers 06-05, Utrecht School of Economics.
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  10. Madura, Jeff & Marciniak, Marek, 2014. "Bidder country characteristics and informed trading in U.S. targets," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 256-284.
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  13. Kedia, Simi & Zhou, Xing, 2014. "Informed trading around acquisitions: Evidence from corporate bonds," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 18(C), pages 182-205.

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