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Asset Price Dynamics and Infrequent Feedback Trades


  • Balduzzi, Pierluigi
  • Bertola, Giuseppe
  • Foresi, Silverio


This article combines the continuous arrival of information with the infrequency of trades and investigates the effects on asset price dynamics of positive- and negative-feedback trading. Specifically, the authors model an economy where stocks and bonds are traded by two types of agents: speculators who maximize expected utility and feedback traders who mechanically respond to price changes and infrequently submit market orders. They show that positive-feedback strategies increase the volatility of stock returns and the response of stock prices to dividend news. Conversely, the presence of negative-feedback traders makes stock returns less volatile and prices less responsive to dividends. Copyright 1995 by American Finance Association.

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  • Balduzzi, Pierluigi & Bertola, Giuseppe & Foresi, Silverio, 1995. " Asset Price Dynamics and Infrequent Feedback Trades," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 50(5), pages 1747-1766, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:50:y:1995:i:5:p:1747-66

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