Individual investor trading and stock liquidity

Individual investor trading and stock liquidity Recent studies suggest that individual investors may have private information and their trading can be informative. Consistent with this observation, we find that stocks that are more heavily traded by individual investors have higher liquidity, after controlling for other determinants of liquidity. The result is robust to various model specifications, the inclusion of firm, industry, and year fixed-effects, controls for endogeneity, and alternative measures of liquidity. The positive effect of individual investor trading on stock liquidity is stronger for firms with greater information asymmetry, consistent with individual investor trading reducing information asymmetry. These results suggest that individual investor trading improves stock liquidity through reducing information asymmetry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting Springer Journals

Individual investor trading and stock liquidity

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Economics / Management Science; Finance/Investment/Banking; Accounting/Auditing; Econometrics; Operations Research/Decision Theory
ISSN
0924-865X
eISSN
1573-7179
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11156-014-0444-6
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Abstract

Recent studies suggest that individual investors may have private information and their trading can be informative. Consistent with this observation, we find that stocks that are more heavily traded by individual investors have higher liquidity, after controlling for other determinants of liquidity. The result is robust to various model specifications, the inclusion of firm, industry, and year fixed-effects, controls for endogeneity, and alternative measures of liquidity. The positive effect of individual investor trading on stock liquidity is stronger for firms with greater information asymmetry, consistent with individual investor trading reducing information asymmetry. These results suggest that individual investor trading improves stock liquidity through reducing information asymmetry.

Journal

Review of Quantitative Finance and AccountingSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 4, 2014

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