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Learning from Prices, Liquidity Spillovers, and Market Segmentation

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  • Giovanni Cespa

    (Cass Business School, CSEF, and CEPR)

  • Thierry Focault

    (HEC, School of Management, Paris, GREGHEC, and CEPR)

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We describe a new mechanism that explains the transmission of liquidity shocks from one security to another (“liquidity spillovers”). Dealers use prices of other securities as a source of information. As prices of less liquid securities convey less precise information, a drop in liquidity for one security raises the uncertainty for dealers in other securities, thereby affecting their liquidity. The direction of liquidity spillovers is positive if the fraction of dealers with price information on other securities is high enough. Otherwise liquidity spillovers can be negative. For some parameters, the value of price information increases with the number of dealers obtaining this information. In this case, related securities can appear segmented, even if the cost of price information is small.

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  • Giovanni Cespa & Thierry Focault, 2011. "Learning from Prices, Liquidity Spillovers, and Market Segmentation," CSEF Working Papers 284, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
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    Keywords

    Liquidity spillovers; Liquidity Risk; Contagion; Value of price information; Transparency; Colocation;
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    JEL classification:

    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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