Noise Trading, Transaction Costs, and the Relationship of Stock Returns and Trading Volume

The relationship of stock returns and trading volume is the focus of much recent interest. I examine an economic model of a rational trader who operates in a market with transactions costs and noise trading. The level of trading affects the rational trader's marginal cost of transacting; as a r...

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Main Author: Kramer, Charles Frederick
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1994, 1994
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The relationship of stock returns and trading volume is the focus of much recent interest. I examine an economic model of a rational trader who operates in a market with transactions costs and noise trading. The level of trading affects the rational trader's marginal cost of transacting; as a result, trading volume is a source of risk. This engenders an equilibrium relationship between returns and volume. The model also provides a simple way to scrutinize this relationship empirically. Empirical evidence supports the implications of the model
Physical Description:36 p.
ISBN:9781451854879
1451854870