Funding Liquidity, Market Liquidity and TED Spread: A Two-Regime Model
National Bank of Belgium Working Paper No. 244
40 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2013
Date Written: November 2013
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.
Keywords: equity-collateralized funding liquidity; market liquidity; two-regime model; financial distress
JEL Classification: EF, G01, G18
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