Anomalies and Optionability

67 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2022 Last revised: 12 Jun 2023

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Julian Böll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Julian Thimme

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Marliese Uhrig‐Homburg

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Date Written: December 12, 2022

Abstract

We observe pronounced differences between anomaly long-short returns in the group of stocks with traded options, relvative to the group of stocks without options. The average monthly anomaly return of 0.63% on non-optionable stocks is almost cut in halves (0.34%) when considering optionable stocks. We document especially large differences for anomalies in momentum, value, and trading frictions-categories, but no differences in profitability, investment, and intangibles-categories. When we adjust for differences in size and liquidity between optionable and non-optionable stocks, the differences in anomaly returns vanish on average. However, we still observe significant differences within some of the categories. These results shed new light on the impact of options on the cross-section of expected stock returns and the origins of anomalies.

Keywords: asset pricing, anomalies, options

JEL Classification: C15, C31, C58, G12

Suggested Citation

Böll, Julian and Thimme, Julian and Uhrig‐Homburg, Marliese, Anomalies and Optionability (December 12, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4300137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4300137

Julian Böll

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

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Karlsruhe, DE Baden-Württemberg 76131
Germany

Julian Thimme (Contact Author)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

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Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.julianthimme.de

Marliese Uhrig‐Homburg

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Kaiserstraße 12
Karlsruhe, Baden Württemberg 76131
Germany

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