Noise Momentum around the World

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Publication details

DateAccepted/In press - 5 Jun 2015
DateE-pub ahead of print - 20 Mar 2017
DatePublished (current) - Mar 2018
Issue number1
Number of pages25
Pages (from-to)79-104
Early online date20/03/17
Original languageEnglish


We argue that arbitrageurs will strategically limit their initial investment in an arbitrage opportunity in anticipation of further mispricing caused by the deepening of noise traders' misperceptions. Such ‘noise momentum’ is an important determinant of the overall arbitrage process. We design an empirical strategy to capture noise momentum in a two-period generalized error correction model. Applying it to a wide range of international spot-futures market pairs, we document pervasive evidence of noise momentum around the world.

    Research areas

  • Futures and spot prices, Initial mispricing correction, Limited arbitrage, Noise momentum

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