Volume and Skewness in International Equity Markets

32 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2005 Last revised: 26 Feb 2009

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Elaine Hutson

Monash University - Dept of Banking and Finance; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Colm Kearney

Monash University - Monash Business School

Margaret Lynch

Trinity College (Dublin) - Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS)

Abstract

We examine the relation between trading volume and skewness in 11 international stock markets using daily and monthly data from January 1980 to August 2004. We construct single equation and VAR models of the relation between the first three moments of market returns and trading volumes. Our results show hitherto unrecognised channels of influence, and support the investor heterogeneity approach to explaining return asymmetries.

Keywords: International stock markets, skewness, volume, VAR

JEL Classification: C14, F31, G12, G15

Suggested Citation

Hutson, Elaine and Kearney, Colm and Lynch, Margaret, Volume and Skewness in International Equity Markets. Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 32, No. 7, 2008, IIIS Discussion Paper No. 43, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=739133 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.739133

Elaine Hutson

Monash University - Dept of Banking and Finance ( email )

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Colm Kearney (Contact Author)

Monash University - Monash Business School ( email )

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Margaret Lynch

Trinity College (Dublin) - Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) ( email )

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Trinity College
Dublin 2
Ireland

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