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How Fast Do Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges Respond to Each Other?: An Analysis with High-Frequency Data

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  • Yoshiro Tsutsui

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

  • Kenjiro Hirayama

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    (School of Economics, Kwansei Gakuin University)

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This paper uses one-minute returns on the TOPIX and S&P500 to examine the efficiency of the Tokyo and New York Stock Exchanges. Our major finding is that Tokyo completes reactions to New York within six minutes, but New York reacts within fourteen minutes. Dividing the sample period into three subperiods, we found that the response time has shortened and the magnitude of reaction has become larger over the period in both markets. The magnitude of response in New York to a fall in Tokyo is roughly double that of a rise.

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Paper provided by Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in its series Discussion Papers in Economics and Business with number 08-32.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
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Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:0832

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Keywords: international linkage; stock prices; market efficiency; high frequency data;

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