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Volume effects in dual traded stocks: Hong Kong and London evidence

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    This paper considers the effect of extended trading in stocks that are traded in both Hong Kong and London. Trading volumes in the stocks, in both markets, appear significantly lower on Mondays and Tuesdays and on days immediately after holidays. Studies elsewhere attribute subdued trading on Mondays to the trading activities of institutions. Significant differences in day-of-the week volumes are not apparent between the two markets, however, despite noticeable differences in the proportions of institutional investment in the two settings. More importantly, day-of-the-week variations in market volume are not strongly correlated with the timing of corporate disclosures. However, large Friday volumes in London are noted to coincide with increased macroeconomic disclosure activity in the US.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 9 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 615-625

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    Cited by:
    1. Michael GrĂ¼ning, 2011. "Capital Market Implications of Corporate Disclosure: German Evidence," BuR - Business Research, German Academic Association for Business Research, vol. 4(1), pages 48-72, March.
    2. Wang, Steven Shuye & Meng Rui, Oliver & Firth, Michael, 2002. "Return and volatility behavior of dually-traded stocks: the case of Hong Kong," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 265-293, April.

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