The speed of stock price adjustment to corporate announcements: Insights from Turkey

ERSAN O., Simsir S. A., Simsek K. D., Hasan A.

EMERGING MARKETS REVIEW, vol.47, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ememar.2020.100778
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, EconLit, PAIS International
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The market reaction speeds to the news flow are currently measured at the millisecond level in developed markets. We investigate, using a unique setting from Turkey, whether the market reaction speeds in less sophisticated markets are on par with those of developed markets. We find that market reaction times to corporate announcements are slower than documented in recent studies, although markets react to positive news more quickly than negative news. When highfrequency traders are more active in the market prior to announcements, the speed of price adjustment is slower. Finally, we find sizable profit opportunities for investors following eventdriven strategies.