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The Impact of Trader Type on the Futures Volatility-Volume Relation


  • Robert T. Daigler

    (Florida International University,)

  • Marilyn K. Wiley

    (Florida Atlantic University)


We examine the volatility-volume relation in futures markets using volume data categorized by type of trader. We find that the positive volatility-volume relation is driven by the general public, a group of traders who are distant from the trading floor and therefore without precise information on order flow. Clearing members and floor traders who observe order flow often decrease volatility. Our findings are consistent with Shalen's (1993) hypothesis that uninformed traders who cannot differentiate liquidity demand from fundamental value change increase volatility. Copyright The American Finance Association 1999.

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  • Robert T. Daigler & Marilyn K. Wiley, 1999. "The Impact of Trader Type on the Futures Volatility-Volume Relation," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 54(6), pages 2297-2316, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:54:y:1999:i:6:p:2297-2316

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