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Another strand of literature is the relationship between investors’ flows and returns. On the issue of the impact of return on the flow of investors, namely investors’ feedback trading, the early research center on developed markets dominated by institutions, thus emphasize on exploring the trading of institutions. In most studies, the evidence of institutional positive feedback trading is reported in developed markets (Sias and Starks, 1997, Edelen and Warner, 2001, Griffin et al., 2003, Cai and Zheng, 2004). However, some research also shows no significant institutional feedback trading (Colwell et al., 2008). The second graph shows that the significant negative feedback trading of institutional investors in the pre-COVID-19 period becomes insignificant during the COVID-19.
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The empirical results of this study show that the foreign investors play stabilization role during the market crisis. In other words, the openness of financial market helps to promote its healthy development. Therefore, after accumulating enough experience, the further opening measures, such as increasing the eligible stocks and relaxing the eligible investors, should be implemented. Besides, the results have important implications for the other emerging markets which are facing the financial liberalization. We suggest introducing foreign investors to promote the healthy development of these markets.
And the negative returns after foreigners’ selling and positive returns after institutional buying are much stronger during the crisis period. The main objective of this research is to analyze the interaction between the returns and the trading of institutional and foreign investors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The relationship between investors’ trading and returns has been the main undertaking in the microstructure literature. On the one hand, the trading trading coronavirus of investors, especially the foreigners and domestic institutional investors, has a strong impact on the returns due to their large volume, which has been named the price impact (Edelen and Warner, 2001, Richards, 2005, Ülkü and Weber, 2013). Meanwhile, these two types of traders are known as the sophisticated investors. The price impact may be permanent as a result of their potential information advantage (Froot and Ramadorai, 2001, Ülkü, 2015).
Many productive activities have been disrupted, first in Asia and then in Europe, North America and the rest of the world, and there have been widespread border closures. This has resulted in a steep rise in unemployment, especially in the United States, with a consequent reduction in demand for goods and services. Against this backdrop, global GDP in 2020 is expected to register its sharpest contraction since the Second World War. In this situation, the volume of global trade in goods fell by 17.7% in May 2020 compared with the same month in 2019 The drop in the first five months of the year was widespread, although it particularly affected exports from the United States, Japan, and the European Union. The economic contraction in China was smaller than the global average, as that country controlled the outbreak and reopened its economy relatively quickly. In a global context of increased production regionalization, regional integration must play a key role in the crisis-recovery strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2. The difference of feedback trading behavior following positive and negative returns
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Azerbaijan’s large oil and gas reserves are a major contributor to its economy. On the demand side, in 2020 imports declined by 11.1%, compared with import growth of 3.5% in 2019. Azerbaijan’s economy as a whole reversed 2.5% growth in 2019 to contract by 4.3% in 2020, according to the data.
Trade is an engine of growth that creates jobs, reduces poverty and increases economic opportunity. The World Bank Group helps its client countries improve their access to developed country markets and enhance their participation in the world economy. An important distinction between our analysis and the existing empirical literature is that we consider both Covid-19 death cases and lockdown policies, while most existing research focuses on one or the other. While the Covid-19 death measure is an intuitive proxy for the impact of the pandemic, lockdowns (of various degrees of stringency) are implemented as a reaction to the pandemic, often exactly when the number of deaths is high or expected to rise soon. As a result, studying either variable in isolation can lead to misleading results.
- And during the pandemic period, the exchange rate has had a much stronger impact on the stock market (Narayan et al., 2020).
- Although developing Asia’s trade recovered somewhat in the latter half of 2020, mainly due to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the rebound was less pronounced in other economies in the region.
- Robert Koopman, chief economist of the World Trade Organisation, which oversees global trade, doubts there will be a sustained V-shaped recovery.
- It includes estimates regarding the pandemic’s impact on exports, imports, transportation and logistics in the region’s countries.
- Samarakoon (2009) finds that foreign investors exhibit positive (negative) feedback trading behavior in buying (selling) in Sri Lanka.
- Recognizing the significant threat posed by illegal, unregulated, and high-risk wildlife markets, the Government of China has taken emergency measures to close their wildlife markets and ban the consumption of wildlife for food.