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A comparison among various dimensions of illiquidity effect: A case study of Finland

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We study different dimensions of the illiquidity effect on asset returns in the Finnish market. The market illiquidity is measured as unexpected rises and falls in average monthly zero returns across all stocks. We find that for the returns on the specific class of assets, a flight to the liquidity effect is the most important systematic risk among all dimensions of the illiquidity effect. In other words, higher returns for illiquid assets in good times compensate for a pronounced drop in those returns in bad times and vice versa. Furthermore, only one illiquidity-related factor has a similar pricing capacity as Fama and French's (1993) three-factor model and Carhart's (1997) four-factor model in the context of this study.

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  • Butt, Hilal Anwar, 2015. "A comparison among various dimensions of illiquidity effect: A case study of Finland," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 204-220.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:33:y:2015:i:c:p:204-220
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ribaf.2014.09.002
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    Keywords

    Illiquidity effect; Flight to liquidity;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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