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The effects of trading activity on market volatility

Giampiero Gallo () and Barbara Pacini

The European Journal of Finance, 2000, vol. 6, issue 2, 163-175

Abstract: The paper re-examines the question of excessive implied persistence of volatility estimates when GARCH type models are used. Ten actively traded US stocks are considered and as already established in the literature, when volume traded is inserted in the GARCH (1, 1) or (EGARCH 1, 1) models for returns, the estimated persistence is decreased. Since volume is affected also by within-the-day price movements and hence is not weakly exogenous relative to returns, alternative proxies for trading activities are suggested. It is concluded that the difference between the opening price and the closing price of the previous day accounts also for most of the persistence in the autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity.

Keywords: Persistence Market Efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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