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Daily institutional trades and stock price volatility in a retail investor dominated emerging market

  • Li, Wei
  • Wang, Steven Shuye
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    We examine the short-run dynamic relation between daily institutional trading and stock price volatility in a retail investor-dominated emerging market. We find a significantly negative relation between volatility and institutional net trading that is mainly due to the unexpected institutional trading. The price volatility-institutional trade relation differs for institutional buys and institutional sells, and for small and large stocks. Institutional investors herd-trade in large stocks, but do not systematically engage in positive-feedback trading. We argue that the net impact of informational and noninformational institutional trades determines the relation between volatility and institutional trading, and that the relation is negative when informational trading by institutions prevails.

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    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 448-474

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