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Relative liquidity and future volatility

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  • Valenzuela, Marcela
  • Zer, Ilknur
  • Fryzlewicz, Piotr
  • Rheinländer, Thorsten

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The main contribution of this paper is to identify the strong predictive power of the relative, rather than the absolute, volume of orders over volatility. To this end, we propose a new measure, relative liquidity, which accounts for how quoted depth is distributed in a limit order book and captures the level of consensus on a security׳s trading price. Higher liquidity provision farther away from the best quotes, relative to the rest of the book, is associated with a disagreement on the current price and followed by high volatility. The relationship is robust to the inclusion of several alternative measures.

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  • Valenzuela, Marcela & Zer, Ilknur & Fryzlewicz, Piotr & Rheinländer, Thorsten, 2015. "Relative liquidity and future volatility," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 25-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finmar:v:24:y:2015:i:c:p:25-48
    DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2015.03.001
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    Keywords

    Order-driven markets; Limit order book distribution; Volatility predictability; Liquidity;

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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