A unique “T+1 trading rule” in China: Theory and evidence
Unique to the world, China adopts a “T+1 trading rule”, which prevents investors from selling stocks bought on the same day. We develop a dynamic price manipulation model to study the effects of the “T+1 trading rule”. Compared to the “T+0 trading rule”, which allows investors to buy and sell the same stocks during the same day, we show that the “T+1 trading rule” reduces the total trading volume and price volatility, and improves the trend chasers’ welfare when trend-chasing is strong. An empirical test using data on China’s B-share stock market supports the model’s theoretical predictions.
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