Boudt, Kris Paulus, Ellen C.S. Rosenthal, Dale W.R.
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Working Paper Research 244
We investigate the effect of market liquidity on equity-collateralized funding accounting for endogeneity. Theory suggests market liquidity can affect funding liquidity in stabilizing and destabilizing manners. Using the average fee on stock loans as a proxy for equity-collateralized funding liquidity, we confirm the existence of these two regimes over the period of July 2006 – May 2011. Furthermore, we show that we can separate the two regimes using the yield spread of Eurodollars over T-bills (TED spread) and that a regime switch seems to occur near a TED spread of 48 basis points.
equity-collateralized funding liquidity market liquidity two-regime model financial distress