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The interaction of volatility, volume and skewness: empirical evidence from REITs

Akimov, A., Hutson, E. and Stevenson, S., (2013) The interaction of volatility, volume and skewness: empirical evidence from REITs. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 06/13. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp30.

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This paper considers how trading volume impacts upon the first three moments of REIT returns. Consistent with previous studies of the broader stock market, we find that volume is a significant factor with respect to both returns and volatility. We also find evidence supportive of the Hong & Stein’s (2003) Investor Heterogeneity Theory with respect to the finding that skewness in REIT index returns is significantly related to volume. Furthermore, we also report findings that show the influence of the variability of volume with skewness.

Item Type:Report (Working Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Real Estate and Planning
ID Code:32471
Publisher:University of Reading
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