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Trading imbalances and the law of one price

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  • Seasholes, Mark S.
  • Liu, Clark

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We study trading and prices of Chinese (mainland)/Hong Kong dual-listed shares. Relative prices can diverge by a factor of two and exhibit significant variation over time. Order imbalances explain contemporaneous changes in relative prices at daily and weekly frequencies.

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  • Seasholes, Mark S. & Liu, Clark, 2011. "Trading imbalances and the law of one price," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 132-134, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:132-134
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