Liquidity, Return and Order-Flow Linkages between REITs and the Stock Market

26 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2007

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Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area; Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Abstract

This article represents the first exploration of liquidity and order flow spillovers across New York Stock Exchange stocks and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Impulse response functions and Granger causality tests indicate the existence of persistent liquidity spillovers running from REITs to non-REITs. Specifically, REIT liquidity indicators are forecastable from non-REIT ones, at both daily and monthly horizons. I also provide evidence of a liquidity premium inherent in REIT returns. While REIT prices appear to be set efficiently in that neither REIT nor non-REIT order flows forecast REIT returns, I find that order flows and returns in the stock market negatively forecast REIT order flows. This result is consistent with the notion that real estate markets are viewed as substitute investments for the stock market, which causes down-moves in the stock market to increase money flows to the REIT market.

Suggested Citation

Subrahmanyam, Avanidhar, Liquidity, Return and Order-Flow Linkages between REITs and the Stock Market. Real Estate Economics, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 383-408, Fall 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1007866 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6229.2007.00194.x

Avanidhar Subrahmanyam (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area ( email )

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Institute of Global Finance, UNSW Business School

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Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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