In this article a partial-adjustment model, which shows how equity prices fail to adjust instantaneously to new information, is estimated using a Kalman filter. For the components of the Dow Jones Industrial 30 index I aim to identify whether overreaction or noise is the cause of serial correlation and high volatility associated with opening returns. I find that the tendency for overreaction in opening prices is much stronger than for closing prices; therefore, overreaction rather than noise may account for differences in the return behavior of opening and closing returns.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Financial Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- equity prices
- Kalman filter
- high volatility
- opening returns