Price behaviour of stocks determination

Can the volatility behaviour of a stock be determined by the kind of investors in the stock? For example if there are more long term investors than short or medium term will the stock experience less movement in prices on intraday?

For any stock, generally volatility in the long run will be smaller compared to short run.

Volatility is the result of uncertainty.Uncertainty is a result of any one factor like conflicting news,lack of liquidity,loss of investor confidence,government intervention,emotions(greed(boom) and fear(burst)),speculation,high frequency trading(HFT),rogue trading,portfolio strategies employed,idiosyncratic factors or combination of these factors.

As the uncertainty is more certain in the short run compared to long run, volatility will be higher in the shorter terms.Thus by volatility alone we can not segregate investors from long term investors to short term investors.

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