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Information costs and liquidity effects from changes in the FTSE 100 list

  • Andros Gregoriou
  • Christos Ioannidis

In this paper we examine the stock price effect of changes in the composition of the FTSE 100 over the time period of 1984-2001. Like the S&P 500 listing studies, we find that the price and trading volume of newly listed firms increases. The evidence is consistent with the information cost/liquidity explanation. This is because investors hold stocks with more available information, implying that they have lower trading costs. This explains the increase in the stock price and trading volume of newly listed stocks to the FTSE 100 List. We find the reverse effect for the deletions from the FTSE 100.

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Volume (Year): 12 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 347-360

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