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Market Trend, Company Size and Microstructure Characteristics of Intraday Stock Price Formations

  • Alexakis C.
  • Xanthakis E.

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there are certain price patterns during the trading session in the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE). We investigate statistically the series of stock returns, the volatility of stock returns and trading volume. In our analysis we use data from two different time periods; a period of rising prices (“bull” market) and a period of declining stock prices (“bear” market). We also use different categories of shares i.e. blue chips, medium capitalization stocks and small capitalization stocks. Our results indicate that there exist specific intraday patterns. The explanation of the revealed patterns can be based on investor sentiment and stock market microstructure characteristics

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Volume (Year): VI (2003)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (January - June)
Pages: 81-96

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  1. Harris, Lawrence, 1989. "A Day-End Transaction Price Anomaly," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 24(01), pages 29-45, March.
  2. Frennberg, Per & Hansson, Bjorn, 1993. "Testing the random walk hypothesis on Swedish stock prices: 1919-1990," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 175-191, February.
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