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Information costs and liquidity effects from changes in the FTSE 100 list

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  • Andros Gregoriou
  • Christos Ioannidis

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In this paper we examine the stock price effect of changes in the composition of the FTSE 100 over the time period of 1984-2001. Like the S&P 500 listing studies, we find that the price and trading volume of newly listed firms increases. The evidence is consistent with the information cost/liquidity explanation. This is because investors hold stocks with more available information, implying that they have lower trading costs. This explains the increase in the stock price and trading volume of newly listed stocks to the FTSE 100 List. We find the reverse effect for the deletions from the FTSE 100.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The European Journal of Finance.

Volume (Year): 12 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 347-360

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Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjfi:v:12:y:2006:i:4:p:347-360

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Keywords: Information costs; trading costs; bid-ask spreads; liquidity;

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Cited by:
  1. Witte, Björn-Christopher, 2013. "Fundamental traders' ‘tragedy of the commons’: Information costs and other determinants for the survival of experts and noise traders in financial markets," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 377-385.
  2. Gregoriou, Andros & Nguyen, Ngoc Dung, 2010. "Stock liquidity and investment opportunities: New evidence from FTSE 100 index deletions," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 267-274, July.

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