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Depositary Receipts, Country Funds, and the Peso Crash: The Intraday Evidence

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  • Warren Bailey

    (Cornell University,)

  • Kalok Chan

    (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,)

  • Y. Peter Chung

    (University of California, Riverside)

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We study the intraday impact of exchange rate news on emerging market American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and closed-end country funds during the 1994 Mexican peso crisis. Peso exchange-rate changes affect prices and trading volumes of Latin American equities, and some closed-end fund behavior is consistent with "noise trader" theories of small investors. However, there is no evidence that peso depreciation triggers a significant sell-off of non-Mexican securities or that other non-Mexican trading patterns change at times of high peso news flow. Thus, the "Tequila Effect" is largely confined to price changes. Copyright The American Finance Association 2000.

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  • Warren Bailey & Kalok Chan & Y. Peter Chung, 2000. "Depositary Receipts, Country Funds, and the Peso Crash: The Intraday Evidence," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 55(6), pages 2693-2717, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfinan:v:55:y:2000:i:6:p:2693-2717
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