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Margin trading and comovement during crises

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We exploit threshold rules governing margin trading eligibility in India to identify a causal link between margin trading and increased comovement during crises. Margin trading explains more than one-quarter of the increase return comovement that we observe during crises. To understand the mechanisms driving this result, we evaluate the relative importance of stock connections through common brokers (who provide margin financing) versus common margin traders. We find that common brokers are m...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/rof/rfz019

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Review of Finance More from this journal
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
813–846
Publication date:
2019-09-27
Acceptance date:
2019-08-27
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EISSN:
1573-692X
ISSN:
1572-3097
Language:
English
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pubs:1047925
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uuid:c7ad5015-7b28-4610-9ed5-981f45903724
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1047925
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2019-08-28

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