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Day-End Effect On The Paris Bourse

  • David Michayluk
  • Gary C. Sanger

We study the day-end effect on the Paris Bourse, a computerized order-driven market with competing dealers. The day-end return is approximately double the magnitude found in U.S. data and is nearly four times larger for stocks trading with a registered dealer. However, this is largely explained by the time between trades and the bid-ask spread. Unlike the U.S. data, the effect does not decline as stock price increases, probably because of a variable tick size in the Paris market. Finally, a change to a closing call auction in May 1996 for a subset of stocks did not reduce the day-end effect. 2006 The Southern Finance Association and the Southwestern Finance Association.

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Article provided by Southern Finance Association & Southwestern Finance Association in its journal Journal of Financial Research.

Volume (Year): 29 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 131-146

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