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Liquidity and Asset Pricing: Evidence on the Role of Investor Holding Period

  • Naes, Randi

    (Ministry of Industry)

  • Ødegaard, Bernt Arne

    ()

    (University of Stavanger)

We use data on actual holding periods for all investors in a stock market over a 10-year period to investigate the links between holding periods, liquidity, and asset returns. Microstructure measures of liquidity are shown to be important determinants of the holding period decision of individual investors. Average holding periods differ across different investor types. Turnover is an imperfect proxy for holding period. While both turnover and spread are related to stock returns, holding period is not.

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Paper provided by University of Stavanger in its series UiS Working Papers in Economics and Finance with number 2009/19.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:stavef:2009_019
Contact details of provider: Postal: University of Stavanger, NO-4036 Stavanger, Norway
Web page: http://www.uis.no/research/economics_and_finance

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