Finance Seminar with Terry Hendershott, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Finance Seminar with Terry Hendershott, U.C. Berkeley: Asset Price Dynamics with Limited Attention

 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:00 to 12:15

The Department of Finance is proud to announce the upcoming seminar with Terry Hendershott, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Terry Hendershott will present:

Asset Price Dynamics with Limited Attention

 

Authors:

Terrence Hendershott, U.C. Berkeley 
Sunny X. Li, VU University Amsterdam
Albert J. Menkveld, VU University Amsterdam 
Mark S. Seasholes, HKUST


Abstract:

This paper studies the role that limited attention and ineffecient risk sharing play in stock price deviations from the efficient prices at horizons from one day to one month. We expand the Duffie (2010) slow-moving capital model to analyze multiple groups of investors who have varying levels of attention. We test the model's implications through an analysis of the joint dynamics of stock price movements and trading by the different types of investors. The model is consistent with contemporaneous, lead, and lag correlations among returns and trading at daily, weekly, biweekly, and monthly frequencies. We quantify limited attention's economic effects on asset prices by estimating a reduced form version of our model on New York Stock Exchange data. A one standard deviation change in market maker inventories is associated with transitory price movements of 65 basis points at a daily frequency and 159 basis points at a monthly frequency. 8% of a stock's daily idiosyncratic return variance and 25% of a its monthly idiosyncratic variance are due to transitory price changes (noise) and the trading variables explain 32% of this noise.

 

 

 
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