Expiration day effects: The case of Hong Kong
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AbstractRegulators around the world often express concerns about the high volatility of stock markets due to index derivative expirations. Earlier studies of expiration day effects have found large volume effects, abnormal return volatility, and price effects during the last hour of trading on expiration days when the settlement is based on the closing price. This article examines the impact of the expiration of Hang Seng Index (HSI) derivatives on the underlying cash market in Hong Kong for the period from 1990 to 1999. The HSI derivative market is different from most other markets in the sense that the settlement price is computed by taking the average of 5-minute quotations of the HSI on the last trading day, thus providing an alternative setting for testing expiration day effects. Our empirical findings indicate that expiration days in Hong Kong may be associated with a negative price effect and some return volatility on the underlying stock market, but there is no evidence of abnormal trading volume on the expiration day, or price reversal after expiration. Thus, the existence of expiration day effects cannot be confirmed in the Hong Kong market. [JEL classification: G13; G14; G15]. (C) 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
All Author(s) ListChow YF, Yung HHM, Zhang H
Journal nameJournal of Futures Markets
Year2003
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Day1
Volume Number23
Issue Number1
PublisherJOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Pages67 - 86
ISSN0270-7314
eISSN1096-9934
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness & Economics; Business, Finance; BUSINESS, FINANCE

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