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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.

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  • David Michayluk & Gary C. Sanger, 2006. "Day‐End Effect On The Paris Bourse," Journal of Financial Research, Southern Finance Association;Southwestern Finance Association, vol. 29(1), pages 131-146, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jfnres:v:29:y:2006:i:1:p:131-146
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6803.2006.00170.x

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    1. Hillion, Pierre & Suominen, Matti, 2004. "The manipulation of closing prices," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 351-375, October.
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