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The delta- and vega-related information content of near-the-money option market trading activity

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This paper evaluates the information content of trading activity in near-the-money option markets. The results provide compelling evidence consistent with hypotheses of delta- and vega-informed trading activity in near-the-money option markets for firms with actively traded near-the-money options. However, considerably less evidence in support of the same hypotheses is found for firms with thinly traded near-the-money options. Hence, both the delta- and vega-related information content of near-the-money option trading activity appear to be positively related to overall near-the-money option trading activity. Lastly, near-the-money option trading activity is, in general, more vega-informative than delta-informative.

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  • Rourke, Thomas, 2014. "The delta- and vega-related information content of near-the-money option market trading activity," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 20(C), pages 175-193.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finmar:v:20:y:2014:i:c:p:175-193
    DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2014.01.002
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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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