Template-Type: ReDIF-Paper 1.0 Series: Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers Creation-Date: 2013-10-08 Number: 13-156/IV/DSF64 Author-Name: Dennis Karstanje Author-Workplace-Name: Erasmus University Rotterdam Author-Name: Elvira Sojli Author-Workplace-Name: Erasmus University Rotterdam Author-Name: Wing Wah Tham Author-Workplace-Name: Erasmus University Rotterdam Author-Name: Michel van der Wel Author-Workplace-Name: Erasmus University Rotterdam Title: Economic Valuation of Liquidity Timing Abstract: This discussion paper resulted in a publication in the 'Journal of Banking and Finance' (2013). Vol. 37, issue 12, pages 5073-5087.
This paper conducts a horse-race of different liquidity proxies using dynamic asset allocation strategies to evaluate the short-horizon predictive ability of liquidity on monthly stock returns. We assess the economic value of the out-of-sample power of empirical models based on different liquidity measures and find three key results: liquidity timing leads to tangible economic gains; a risk-averse investor will pay a high performance fee to switch from a dynamic portfolio strategy based on various liquidity measures to one that conditions on the Zeros measure (Lesmond, Ogden, and Trzcinka, 1999); the Zeros measure outperforms other liquidity measures because of its robustness in extreme market conditions. These findings are stable over time and robust to controlling for existing market return predictors or considering risk-adjusted returns. Classification-JEL: G11, G12, G17 Keywords: Liquidity, forecasting, expected returns, economic valuation File-Url: http://papers.tinbergen.nl/13156.pdf File-Format: application/pdf File-Size: 314575 bytes Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20130156