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The Impact of Short Selling on the Price-Volume Relationship: Evidence from Hong Kong

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  • Ólan T. Henry

    (University of Melbourne)

  • Michael McKenzie

    (RMIT University)

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This paper considers the relationship between traded volume and volatility allowing for the impact of short sales. The evidence supports a nonlinear, bidirectional relationship between volume and volatility. Short selling is found to have a significant impact on this relationship, and our results suggest (i) that the Hong Kong market displays greater volatility following a period of short selling and (ii) that asymmetric responses to positive and negative innovations to returns appear to be exacerbated by short selling.

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  • Ólan T. Henry & Michael McKenzie, 2006. "The Impact of Short Selling on the Price-Volume Relationship: Evidence from Hong Kong," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 79(2), pages 671-692, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jnlbus:v:79:y:2006:i:2:p:671-692
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