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CMCRC research reports the efficiency of opening prices is associated with the stock-specific open-auction sequence on the ASX. The sequential nature of the Australian opening auction implies that some stocks always open before other. For a stock that opens down sequence, the price-relevant information may be extracted from the trading process of comparable stocks in earlier batches in addition to the preopening order evolution. Investors who submit their orders on late opening stocks can revise their expectation of equilibrium value by observing the order flow information from stocks that commence continuous trading earlier. Australia equity markets have the distinctive feature of a single price auction where stocks open for trading with a delay in alphabetical sequence rather than simultaneously. Our analysis focuses on the learning process that could potentially occur across stocks before opening. Investors who trade stocks in later batches could exploit trading information
Yang (Kevin) Sun, Petko Kalev, Huu Nhan Duong, Erik Theissen ⋅ SummaryDownload full article
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