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Volume effects in dual traded stocks: Hong Kong and London evidence


  • Paul McGuinness


This paper considers the effect of extended trading in stocks that are traded in both Hong Kong and London. Trading volumes in the stocks, in both markets, appear significantly lower on Mondays and Tuesdays and on days immediately after holidays. Studies elsewhere attribute subdued trading on Mondays to the trading activities of institutions. Significant differences in day-of-the week volumes are not apparent between the two markets, however, despite noticeable differences in the proportions of institutional investment in the two settings. More importantly, day-of-the-week variations in market volume are not strongly correlated with the timing of corporate disclosures. However, large Friday volumes in London are noted to coincide with increased macroeconomic disclosure activity in the US.

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  • Paul McGuinness, 1999. "Volume effects in dual traded stocks: Hong Kong and London evidence," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 9(6), pages 615-625.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:9:y:1999:i:6:p:615-625
    DOI: 10.1080/096031099332069

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    1. Oliver Hansch & N Naik & S Viswananthan, 1996. "Do Inventories Matter in Dealership Markets? Evidence from the London Stock Exchange," Archive Working Papers 012, Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics.
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    1. Faff, Robert W. & Hodgson, Allan & Saudagaran, Shahrokh, 2002. "International cross-listings towards more liquid markets: the impact on domestic firms," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 12(4-5), pages 365-390.
    2. Wang, Steven Shuye & Meng Rui, Oliver & Firth, Michael, 2002. "Return and volatility behavior of dually-traded stocks: the case of Hong Kong," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 265-293, April.

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