We estimate buy- and sell-order illiquidity measures (lambdas) for a comprehensive sample of NYSE stocks. We show that sell-order liquidity is priced more strongly than buy-order liquidity in the cross-section of equity returns. Indeed, our analysis indicates that the liquidity premium in equities emanates predominantly from the sell-order side. We also find that the average difference between sell and buy lambdas is generally positive throughout our sample period. Both buy and sell lambdas are significantly positively correlated with measures of funding liquidity such as the TED spread as well option implied volatility.
Liquidity, Asset pricing
Corporate Finance | Sales and Merchandising
Journal of Financial Economics
Brennan, Michael; Chordia, Tarun; Subrahmanyam, Avanidhar; and TONG, Qing.
Sell-order liquidity and the cross-section of expected stock returns. (2012). Journal of Financial Economics. 105, (3), 523-541. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/3232
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.