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Informed trading under different market conditions and moneyness: Evidence from TXO options

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  • Chan, Kam C.
  • Chang, Yuanchen
  • Lung, Peter P.

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We examine the informational role of options across exercise prices under different market conditions. We analyze the influence of options' leverage effect, and market cycles on the cause-effect relation between stock and options markets based on an emerging options market--the Taiwan stock index options market. When aggregating market data irrespective of market cycles and options moneyness, we find that the equity market leads the options market. However, as we control options' moneyness and market cycles, we find that out-of-the-money options lead the stock market by up to 90Â min with more pronounced results in downtrends and periods of political tension. Our findings suggest that the informational role of options is interacted with leverage effect and market conditions.

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  • Chan, Kam C. & Chang, Yuanchen & Lung, Peter P., 2009. "Informed trading under different market conditions and moneyness: Evidence from TXO options," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 189-208, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:pacfin:v:17:y:2009:i:2:p:189-208
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