Emerging Issues in Evaluating Market Efficiency: Part 1 - Serial Correlation
Law 360, Securities and Class Action Expert Analysis Sections, 2012
7 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2013 Last revised: 2 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 18, 2012
The presence of serial correlation, properly analyzed, does not necessarily impact a security's ability to appropriately assimilate new information into its price. As long as information, when it is released, is incorporated into the price of a security, then misrepresentations and omissions, too, are incorporated. As a result, investors who relied on the integrity of the security’s price would necessarily have relied on the misrepresentations and omissions, satisfying the reliance condition for class certification.
Keywords: securities litigation, market efficiency, serial correlation, fraud-on-the-market
JEL Classification: K22, G14
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