Measuring Closing Price Manipulation

48 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2007 Last revised: 28 Apr 2010

Carole Comerton-Forde

University of Melbourne - Department of Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Tālis J. Putniņš

University of Technology Sydney - UTS Business School; Stockholm School of Economics in Riga; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: November 26, 2009

Abstract

We quantify the effects of closing price manipulation on trading characteristics and stock price accuracy using a unique sample of prosecuted manipulation cases. Based on these findings we construct an index of the probability and intensity of closing price manipulation. As well as having regulatory applications, this index can be used to study manipulation in the large number of markets and time periods in which prosecution data are not readily available.

Keywords: manipulation, closing price, high-closing, index

JEL Classification: G14

Suggested Citation

Comerton-Forde, Carole and Putniņš, Tālis J., Measuring Closing Price Manipulation (November 26, 2009). Journal of Financial Intermediation, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1009001

Carole Comerton-Forde

University of Melbourne - Department of Finance ( email )

198 Berkeley Street
Carlton VIC 3010
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

Talis J. Putnins (Contact Author)

University of Technology Sydney - UTS Business School ( email )

PO Box 123
Broadway
Sydney
Australia
+61 2 9514 3088 (Phone)

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga ( email )

Strelnieku Iela 4a
Riga, LV1010
Latvia
+371 67015841 (Phone)

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

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