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Why Are Warrant Markets Sustained in Taiwan but Not in China?

Wing-Keung Wong (), Hooi Hooi Lean (), Michael McAleer and Feng-Tse Tsai ()
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Feng-Tse Tsai: Department of Finance, Asia University, Taichung City 41354, Taiwan

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 10, 1-17

Abstract: This paper uses moment analysis, capital asset pricing model (CAPM) statistics, stochastic dominance (SD) test, and volume analysis to investigating why the market for Taiwan warrants can be sustained but not in China. Our moment analysis shows that buying in China warrants has a higher likelihood of losses. Our CAPM analysis shows that both the Sharpe ratio and Jensen index for warrants from the Chinese market are too negative. The Treynor index shows that Chinese warrants are highly volatile. Our SD analysis shows that risk averters prefer to invest in Chinese warrants compared to Taiwanese warrants, implying that the warrant issuers prefer to issue Taiwanese warrants than Chinese warrants. Using volume analysis, the Chinese warrant market is much more active, implying more speculative activities in China than in Taiwan. All the above could lead to China’s decision to close its warrant market. The findings in the paper are useful for academics, investors, and policy makers.

Keywords: moment analysis; CAPM statistics; stochastic dominance; volume analysis; arbitrage opportunity; market efficiency; warrants; China market; Taiwan market (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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