Asset Liquidity and Stock Liquidity: International Evidence

Charlie Charoenwong, Beng Soon Chong, Yung Chiang Yang*

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This study examines the relationship between asset liquidity and stock liquidity across 47 countries. In support of the valuation uncertainty hypothesis, we find that firms with greater asset liquidity on average have higher stock liquidity. More importantly, our study shows that asset liquidity plays amore significant role in resolving valuation uncertainty in countries with poor information environment. For example, we find that the asset–stock liquidity relationship is stronger in countries with poor accounting standards. We further find evidence that after the adoption of IFRS, the improved accounting information environment results in a weaker asset–stock liquidity relation, but only in countries with a strong legal regime. Finally, our study shows that the positive asset–stock liquidity relationship may be attributed to transparency and/or liquidity reasons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435- 468
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Business Finance & Accounting
Issue number3-4
Early online date13 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - May 2014


  • stock liquidity
  • asset liquidity
  • IFRS
  • transparency
  • cash holdings


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