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Trading volume and stock returns: A meta-analysis

Josef Bajzik

International Review of Financial Analysis, 2021, vol. 78, issue C

Abstract: I examine 468 estimates on the relationship between trading volume and stock returns reported in 44 studies. I study publication bias together with Bayesian and frequentist model averaging to explain the heterogeneity in the estimates. The results yield three key conclusions. First, publication bias distorts the findings of the primary studies. Second, the predictability of stock returns varies with different markets and stock types. Third, different data characteristics, structural variations and methodologies used drive the heterogeneity in the results of the primary articles. In particular, one should be cautious when using monthly data or VAR models.

Keywords: Stock returns; Trading volume; Meta-analysis; Model averaging; Publication bias (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G10 G12 G14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2021.101923

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