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Arbitrage risk and the turnover anomaly

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  • Chou, Pin-Huang
  • Huang, Tsung-Yu
  • Yang, Hung-Jeh

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A strong turnover premium exists such that stocks with lower turnover have higher future returns in the 5years following their formation than those with higher turnover. This turnover premium cannot be explained by existing asset-pricing models, a risk-based liquidity factor, or anomalies such as size, book-to-market ratio, or momentum. Further analysis indicates that the turnover premium is greater for stocks with higher idiosyncratic volatility, higher transaction costs, lower institutional ownership, and lower investor sophistication, which implies it is consistent with the mispricing explanation based on arbitrage risk.

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  • Chou, Pin-Huang & Huang, Tsung-Yu & Yang, Hung-Jeh, 2013. "Arbitrage risk and the turnover anomaly," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(11), pages 4172-4182.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:37:y:2013:i:11:p:4172-4182
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.07.011
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    Keywords

    Turnover; Asset-pricing anomaly; Arbitrage risk; Investor sophistication; Differences of opinion;

    JEL classification:

    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services

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