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Trading intensity and the volume-volatility relationship on the Tunis Stock Exchange

Rabaa Karaa, Skander Slim and Dorra Mezzez Hmaied

Research in International Business and Finance, 2018, vol. 44, issue C, 88-99

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of trading intensity and trading volume on return volatility using transaction data from the Tunis Stock Exchange. In our study, we find that long trade duration decreases stock return, supporting the assumption that periods of absence of trade are indicative of bad news. Our results reveal that contemporaneous total trading volume exerts a positive and greater effect on return volatility than trading intensity. In addition, the return volatility is found to be affected positively by both informed trading volume and bad news arrival.

Keywords: Ultra-high-frequency data; Volatility; Bad news; Informed trading (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C58 G12 G14 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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