Price behaviour surrounding block transactions in stock index futures markets

international evidence

Alex Frino, Jennifer Kruk, Andrew Lepone

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter examines the price impact of large trades in futures markets across 14 stock index futures contracts in 11 different international markets. On the balance, we find that part of the initial price effect of futures trades is temporary. These initial price effects are partially reversed, implying that they incur a liquidity premium; though there is some variation in this finding across markets. We also find strong evidence that large buyer- and seller-initiated trades have positive and negative permanent effects on prices, implying they convey information. We conclude, similar to research based on equities markets, that traders in futures markets are informed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific financial markets
Subtitle of host publicationintegration, innovation and challenges
EditorsSuk-Joong Kim, Michael McKenzie
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781849505147
ISBN (Print)0762314710, 9780762314713
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameInternational Finance Review
ISSN (Print)15693767

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