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Premiums and discounts in ETFs: An analysis of the arbitrage mechanism in domestic and international funds

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We study premiums/discounts associated with ETFs using the Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process augmented with jumps. Our results confirm the high efficiency of the ETFs' arbitrage pricing mechanism. The median long-term mean premium of U.S. equity ETFs is zero. International equity ETFs and bond ETFs face more barriers to arbitrage, which results in higher long-term mean premiums and lower speeds of adjustment. Enhancing the mean-reverting process with jumps improves the model fit. The probability of jumps is the highest for international equity ETFs.

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  • Hilliard, Jitka, 2014. "Premiums and discounts in ETFs: An analysis of the arbitrage mechanism in domestic and international funds," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 90-107.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:glofin:v:25:y:2014:i:2:p:90-107
    DOI: 10.1016/j.gfj.2014.06.001
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    Keywords

    Exchange-traded funds; Premiums; Ornstein–Uhlenbeck process;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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