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Price discovery in international equity trading

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  • GRAMMIG, Joachim
  • MELVIN, Michael
  • SCHLAG, Christian

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This study addresses two questions: where does price discovery occur for internationally-traded firms and how do international stock prices adjust to an exchange rate shock ? These questions are answered by analyzing quotes originating in New York and Frankfurt for three large German firms, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Telekom, and SAP, during overlapping trading hours. A high-frequency sample of quotes from both locations along with the dollar/euro exchange rate yields evidence of one cointegrating relation among the three variables. Vector error correction models are estimated for each firm and the associated vector moving average representations are utilized to infer the share of price discovery coming from the exchange rate, New York, and Frankfurt quotes. The evidence suggests a structure of the international equity market that has the home-market largely determining the random walk component of the international value of a firm along with an independent role for exchange rate shocks to affect prices in the U.S. markets. However, there is a significant information share for New York in the case of DaimlerChrysler and an even bigger role for New York with respect to SAP. Following a shock to the exchange rate, we find that almost all of the adjustment comes through the New York price.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2001028.

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Date of creation: 00 Jun 2001
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2001028

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Keywords: international finance; price discovery; high frequency data;

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  1. Roberto Pascual & Bartolomé Pascual-Fuste & Francisco Climent, 2001. "Cross-listing, Price Discovery and the Informativeness of the Trading Process," Business Economics Working Papers wb014511, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  2. Jokivuolle , Esa & Lanne , Markku, 2004. "Trading Nokia: The roles of the Helsinki vs the New York stock exchanges," Research Discussion Papers 26/2004, Bank of Finland.
  3. Karolyi, G. Andrew, 2003. "DaimlerChrysler AG, the first truly global share," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 409-430, September.
  4. Liu, Qingfu & An, Yunbi, 2011. "Information transmission in informationally linked markets: Evidence from US and Chinese commodity futures markets," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 778-795, September.
  5. Chan, Justin S.P. & Hong, Dong & Subrahmanyam, Marti G., 2008. "A tale of two prices: Liquidity and asset prices in multiple markets," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 947-960, June.
  6. Albert J. Menkveld & Siem Jan Koopman & Andr� Lucas, 2003. "Round-the-Clock Price Discovery for Cross-Listed Stocks: US-Dutch Evidence," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 03-037/2, Tinbergen Institute, revised 13 Oct 2003.
  7. Albert J. Menkveld & Siem Jan Koopman & Andr� Lucas, 2003. "Round-the-Clock Price Discovery for Cross-Listed Stocks: US-Dutch Evidence," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 03-037/2, Tinbergen Institute, revised 13 Oct 2003.
  8. Kate Phylaktis & Gikas Manalis, 2005. "Price transmission dynamics between informationally linked securities," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(3), pages 187-201.

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