The Short-Run Pricing Behavior of Closed-End Funds: Bond vs. Equity Funds
Hyeongwoo Kim () and
No auwp2014-14, Auburn Economics Working Paper Series from Department of Economics, Auburn University
This paper investigates the short-run relationship between closed-end fund prices and their net asset values. In particular, we document three systematic differences between the short-run pricing behaviors for stock and bonds funds. For equity funds, we show that returns processes for both prices and asset values have characteristics of a random walk, while bond funds returns are more predictable. Similarly, multivariate GARCH analysis establishes the existence of stronger news and volatility spillover effects between the fund price and the net asset value for bond funds than for stock funds. Finally, we find significantly weaker dynamic conditional correlations between the fund price and its fundamental value for bond funds after the Lehman Brothers failure, whereas no such evidence is found for stock funds. To explain these findings, we propose a mechanism based on bond market illiquidity.
Keywords: Closed-End Funds; Market Efficiency; Market Illiquidity; Common Factors; Dynamic Conditional Correlation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 G01 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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