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Asymmetric Mispricing and Regime-dependent Dynamics in Futures and Options Markets

Jaeram Lee and Doojin Ryu

Asian Economic Journal, 2016, vol. 30, issue 1, 47-65

Abstract: type="main"> We examine regime-dependent price dynamics and mispricing adjustments within the KOSPI200 spot, futures and options markets through an analysis of data from January 2000 to December 2014. Investors exploit mispricing between derivatives and spot markets only if mispricing is sufficiently large. The futures traders take long, rather than short, positions to adjust for mispricing. Mispricing between spot and options markets is adjusted by trading options and not by trading spots. We find the bidirectional information flows between spot and futures markets when the futures-implied index is sufficiently larger than the spot index. In contrast, no significant lead–lag relationship between spot and options markets exists. Significant asymmetric transaction costs exist in the spot market and this asymmetry has decreased over time.

Date: 2016
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