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Scaling in the distribution of intertrade durations of Chinese stocks

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  • Zhi-Qiang Jiang

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  • Wei Chen

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  • Wei-Xing Zhou

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The distribution of intertrade durations, defined as the waiting times between two consecutive transactions, is investigated based upon the limit order book data of 23 liquid Chinese stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the whole year 2003. A scaling pattern is observed in the distributions of intertrade durations, where the empirical density functions of the normalized intertrade durations of all 23 stocks collapse onto a single curve. The scaling pattern is also observed in the intertrade duration distributions for filled and partially filled trades and in the conditional distributions. The ensemble distributions for all stocks are modeled by the Weibull and the Tsallis $q$-exponential distributions. Maximum likelihood estimation shows that the Weibull distribution outperforms the $q$-exponential for not-too-large intertrade durations which account for more than 98.5% of the data. Alternatively, nonlinear least-squares estimation selects the $q$-exponential as a better model, in which the optimization is conducted on the distance between empirical and theoretical values of the logarithmic probability densities. The distribution of intertrade durations is Weibull followed by a power-law tail with an asymptotic tail exponent close to 3.

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  • Zhi-Qiang Jiang & Wei Chen & Wei-Xing Zhou, 2008. "Scaling in the distribution of intertrade durations of Chinese stocks," Papers 0804.3431, arXiv.org, revised Apr 2008.
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