Asset Price Dynamics with Limited Attention
73 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2010 Last revised: 14 Dec 2020
Date Written: December 8, 2020
We identify long-lived pricing errors through a model in which inattentive investors arrive stochastically to trade. The model’s parameters are structurally estimated using daily NYSE market-maker inventories, retail order flows, and prices. The estimated model fits empirical variances, autocorrelations, and cross-autocorrelations among our three data series from daily to monthly frequencies. Pricing errors for the typical NYSE stock have a standard deviation of 3.2 percentage points and a half-life of 6.2 weeks. These pricing errors account for 9.4%, 7.0%, and 4.5% of the respective daily, monthly, and quarterly idiosyncratic return variances.
Keywords: Transitory Volatility, Limited Attention, Individuals, Institutions, Market Makers
JEL Classification: G12, G14
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