Stock Price Clustering and Discreteness

@inproceedings{Harris1991StockPC,
  title={Stock Price Clustering and Discreteness},
  author={Lawrence S. Harris},
  year={1991}
}
Stock prices cluster on round fractions. Clustering increases with price level and volatility, and decreases with capitalization and transaction frequency. Clustering is pervasive. Price clustering will occur if traders use discrete price sets to simplify their negotiations. Exchange regulations require that most stocks be traded on eighths. Clustering on larger fractions will occur if traders choose to use discrete price sets based on quarters, halves, or whole numbers. An econometric model of… CONTINUE READING

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