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Trading intensity and the volume-volatility relationship on the Tunis Stock Exchange

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  • Karaa, Rabaa
  • Slim, Skander
  • Hmaied, Dorra Mezzez

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This paper investigates the impact of trading intensity and trading volume on return volatility using transaction data from the Tunis Stock Exchange. In our study, we find that long trade duration decreases stock return, supporting the assumption that periods of absence of trade are indicative of bad news. Our results reveal that contemporaneous total trading volume exerts a positive and greater effect on return volatility than trading intensity. In addition, the return volatility is found to be affected positively by both informed trading volume and bad news arrival.

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  • Karaa, Rabaa & Slim, Skander & Hmaied, Dorra Mezzez, 2018. "Trading intensity and the volume-volatility relationship on the Tunis Stock Exchange," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 88-99.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:44:y:2018:i:c:p:88-99
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2017.01.010
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    Keywords

    Ultra-high-frequency data; Volatility; Bad news; Informed trading;
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    JEL classification:

    • C58 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Financial Econometrics
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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