Growing Pains: The Evolution of New Stock Index Futures in Emerging Markets
Research in International Business and Finance, May 2016, v.37, pp. 1-16. DOI:10.1016/j.ribaf.2015.10.004
Posted: 9 Jul 2020
Date Written: 2016
Analyzing the first seven years of trading in Turkish stock index futures (BIST 30) and contrasting that to the progress of Korean (KOSPI 200) and Taiwanese (TAIEX) markets, we find that BIST 30 initially experiences a persistent mispricing and speculative trading similar to KOSPI 200 but it also experiences the largest increase in hedge effectiveness, becoming hedger-dominated similar to TAIEX. Most significantly, we demonstrate that spot market short-sell quote volume is a good measure of short-sale constraints and a significant determinant of mispricing in BIST 30. A methodological contribution of this paper is a four-equation multivariate VAR framework to analyze the volatility impact of futures.
Keywords: index futures, mispricing, price discovery, volatility, hedging effectiveness
JEL Classification: G11, G13, G19
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