Title

An Analysis of Transaction Data for the Stock Exchange of Singapore: Patterns, Absolute Price Change, Trade Size and Number of Transaction

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

7-1998

Abstract

The availability of the transactions data of the Stock Exchange of Singapore allows us to examine intraday patterns and the relation among absolute price change, trade size and number of transactions. The presence of a trading halt in the mid-day results in two crude U-shaped return patterns but, contrary to Brock and Kleidon's (1992) model, it does not cause volume to be unusually high right before or after the halt. We find a positive relationship between absolute price changes and the number of transactions for both the active and inactive stocks. This supports the findings of Jones, Kaul and Lipson (1994) that these relationships also hold at the intraday level and in a market with different market architecture.

Keywords

market microstructure, tick data, returns, forecasting, volume, Singapore

Discipline

Business

Research Areas

Financial Economics

Publication

PACAP/FMA Finance Conference

Identifier

10.1111/1468-5957.00369