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Global liquidity risk in the foreign exchange market

Banti, Chiara and Phylaktis, Kate and Sarno, Lucio (2012) 'Global liquidity risk in the foreign exchange market.' Journal of International Money and Finance, 31 (2). pp. 267-291. ISSN 0261-5606

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Abstract

Using a broad data set of 20 US dollar exchange rates and order flow of institutional investors over 14 years, we construct a measure of global liquidity risk in the foreign exchange (FX) market. Our FX liquidity measure may be seen as the analog of the well-known Pastor-Stambaugh liquidity measure for the US stock market. We show that this measure has reasonable properties, and that there is a strong common component in liquidity across currencies. Finally, we provide evidence that liquidity risk is priced in the cross-section of currency returns, and estimate the liquidity risk premium in the FX market around 4.7 percent per annum. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign exchange; Liquidity; Order flow; Microstructure
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013 15:56
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:37
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5959

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