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Title: Investors’ reaction to stock split : an experimental asset market approach.
Authors: Mulia, Michiko.
Toh, Siew Qi.
Wong, Charis Shao Yun.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Economic theory::Microeconomics
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Theoretically, stock splits purely cut the corporation pie into more pieces without bringing any effect. However, past studies were documented with both positive and negative effect of stock splits. Since all past studies used empirical data and the conflicting empirical result on liquidity, signalling, volatility hypothesis, this paper aims to test these hypotheses under double auction experimental asset market. Three different treatments were conducted in our experiment to analyse to the effect of different stock split factor and trading behaviour. In our experimental setting with decreasing fundamental value, we find that stock split significantly reduces bubbles and dampens price deviation from fundamental value. Our findings also show that subjects change their trading strategies from accumulating wealth through selling assets to buying assets after 2:1 stock split occurs. In the event of 5:1 split, subjects become very active in buying and selling assets after the announcement and ex-date stock split. Our research also finds a worsening post-split liquidity and reduction in price volatility in the event of stock split. We also find that subjects tend to have a neutral view on stock split. Hence, this results in no signaling effect.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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