Trading turnover throughout the day

Turnover, defined as volume over total number of shares outstanding, is not constant throughout the day. If you plot turnover over a trading day, it typically traces a ‘U’ shaped plot.




Notice how turnover is the highest in the first half-hour and the last-half hour of trading? Turns out, it is a global phenomena. It follows that if you want liquidity, then it is enough if you show up for the last half-hour of trading.

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