The Effects of Stock Lending on Security Prices: An Experiment
AbstractWorking with a sizeable, anonymous money manager, we randomly make available for lending two-thirds of the high-loan fee stocks in the manager’s portfolio and withhold the other third to produce an exogenous shock to loan supply. We implement the lending experiment in two independent phases: the first, from September 5 to 18, 2008, with over $580 million of securities lent; and the second, from June 5 to September 30, 2009, with over $250 million of securities lent. The supply shocks are sizeable and significantly reduce lending fees, but returns, volatility, skewness, and bid-ask spreads remain unaffected. Results are consistent across both phases of the experiment and indicate no adverse effects from securities lending on stock prices.
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Publication status: published as “The Effects of Stock Lending on Security Prices: An Experiment” with Tobias Moskowitz and Berk Sensoy, Journal of Finance, forthcoming.
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- Kaplan, Steven N. & Moskowitz, Tobias J. & Sensoy, Berk A., 2009. "The Effects of Stock Lending on Security Prices: An Experiment," Working Paper Series 2009-20, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
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- G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
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