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Interesting papers

Hi,

I thought I'd open up a thread where we could share and discuss interesting articles we found.

Here is a recent one:

Being on the Field When the Game Is Still Under Way. The Financial Press and Stock Markets in Times of Crisis

Abstract

This paper looks at the relationship between negative news and stock markets in times of global crisis, such as the 2008/2009 period. We analysed one year of front page banner headlines of three financial newspapers, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Il Sole24ore to examine the influence of bad news both on stock market volatility and dynamic correlation. Our results show that the press and markets influenced each other in generating market volatility and in particular, that the Wall Street Journal had a crucial effect both on the volatility and correlation between the US and foreign markets. We also found significant differences between newspapers in their interpretation of the crisis, with the Financial Times being significantly pessimistic even in phases of low market volatility. Our results confirm the reflexive nature of stock markets. When the situation is uncertain and unpredictable, market behaviour may even reflect qualitative, big picture, and subjective information such as streamers in a newspaper, whose economic and informative value is questionable.

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8 responses

Hello Thomas,

You'll find some ideas on https://www.quantopian.com/posts/trading-strategy-ideas-thread.

Grant

There is an excellent collection of free academic quantitative finance articles here: http://arxiv.org/archive/q-fin

Does anyone know if there is a cheaper way to get access to the following article?

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/002432057890098X

$35.99 seems a little steep

Thanks Vlad!

Though I have not been able to find a free copy, I find this paper to be interesting.

"Stock returns in Chinese markets and lucky numbered days"

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/MF-09-2014-0260

"Market Behavior in "Lucky" Days"

http://www.scienpress.com/Upload/JAFB/Vol%205_2_2.pdf

Thanks Vlad