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Liquidity and market efficiency: Analysis of NASDAQ firms

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  • Chung, Dennis Y.
  • Hrazdil, Karel

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We analyze all NASDAQ firms with respect to their short-horizon return predictability, which Chordia et al. (2008) formulate as an inverse indicator of market efficiency. Our results confirm that increased liquidity enhances market efficiency, and show that this effect is amplified during periods with new information. After controlling for liquidity and information effects, we find that NASDAQ firms experience an improvement in market efficiency only from the sixteenth to the decimal tick size regimes. We further demonstrate that inferences of market efficiency are not uniform across the different portfolios formed on the basis of trading frequency, volume and market capitalization.

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  • Chung, Dennis Y. & Hrazdil, Karel, 2010. "Liquidity and market efficiency: Analysis of NASDAQ firms," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 262-274.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:21:y:2010:i:3:p:262-274
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    1. Carrion, Allen, 2013. "Very fast money: High-frequency trading on the NASDAQ," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 680-711.
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    3. Chung, Dennis Y. & Hrazdil, Karel, 2012. "Speed of convergence to market efficiency: The role of ECNs," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, pages 702-720.
    4. Raphael Flepp & Stephan Nüesch & Egon Franck, 2013. " Liquidity, Market Efficiency and the Influence of Noise Traders: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the Betting Industry," Working Papers 341, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
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