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Funding liquidity and equity liquidity in the subprime crisis period: Evidence from the ETF market

  • Chiu, Junmao
  • Chung, Huimin
  • Ho, Keng-Yu
  • Wang, George H.K.
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    Using index and financial exchange-traded funds (ETFs), this study explores the relation between funding liquidity and equity liquidity during the subprime crisis period. Our empirical results show that a higher degree of funding illiquidity leads to an increase in bid–ask spread and a reduction in both market depth and net buying imbalance. Such findings indicate that an increase in funding liquidity can improve equity liquidity, with a stronger effect for the financial ETFs than for the index ETFs. Our study provides a better overall understanding of the effect of the liquidity–supplier funding constraint during the subprime crisis period.

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    Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 9 ()
    Pages: 2660-2671

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