Do the LCAPM Predictions Hold? Replication and Extension Evidence

Craig W. Holden and Jayoung Nam, Do the LCAPM Predictions Hold? Replication and Extension Evidence, Critical Finance Review, Forthcoming

48 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2016 Last revised: 8 Nov 2018

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Craig W. Holden

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance

Jayoung Nam

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business

Date Written: November 6, 2018

Abstract

First, we replicate the Liquidity-adjusted Capital Asset Pricing Model (LCAPM) tests of Acharya and Pedersen (2005) using their original methodology and covering both their original time period and a more recent period. We successfully qualitatively replicate the descriptive and the first-stage tables and figures, but are not successful in replicating the second-stage tables that perform cross-sectional tests. In the large majority of cases, our replication evidence fails to support that the main LCAPM predictions all hold simultaneously. Next, we extend tests of the LCAPM following the Lee (2011) methodology and expanding to: (1) three different time periods spanning 90 years, (2) add NASDAQ stocks, (3) use four alternative liquidity measures, and (4) add risk or characteristic factors. Our extension evidence always fails to support that the main predictions of the Lee two-beta LCAPM and of the four-beta LCAPM hold at the same time. Overall, we fail to support that liquidity risk matters in the specific functional form predicted by the LCAPM. However, we are silent on the more general question of whether liquidity risk matters in some different functional form. We make publicly available our SAS code.

Keywords: Liquidity risk, Liquidity-adjusted CAPM, liquidity measures

JEL Classification: G0, G1, G12

Suggested Citation

Holden, Craig W. and Nam, Jayoung, Do the LCAPM Predictions Hold? Replication and Extension Evidence (November 6, 2018). Craig W. Holden and Jayoung Nam, Do the LCAPM Predictions Hold? Replication and Extension Evidence, Critical Finance Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2848373 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2848373

Craig W. Holden (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Finance ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.kelley.iu.edu/cholden

Jayoung Nam

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business ( email )

1309 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-1701
United States

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