Empirical test of the efficiency of the UK covered warrants market: Stochastic dominance and likelihood ratio test approach

Chia Ying Chan*, Christian De Peretti, Zhuo Qiao, Wing Keung WONG

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    Abstract

    This paper represents the first attempt to apply a stochastic dominance (SD) approach to examine the efficiency of the UK covered warrants market. Our empirical analyses reveal that neither covered warrants nor their underlying shares stochastically dominate the other, indicating the nonexistence of potential arbitrage gains in either wealth or utility, which implies market efficiency. To complement the SD results, we also employ a likelihood ratio (LR) test to examine information efficiency. A bootstrap methodology is developed to correct the size distortion of the LR test. Our findings show that UK covered warrant returns efficiently reflect the return information of the underlying shares.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)162-174
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Empirical Finance
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Finance
    • Economics and Econometrics

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Bootstrap likelihood test
    • Covered warrants
    • Market efficiency
    • Stochastic dominance

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