Journal article

Options Trading and the Cost of Equity Capital

Vic Naiker, Farshid Navissi, Truong Cameron

ACCOUNTING REVIEW | AMER ACCOUNTING ASSOC | Published : 2013

Abstract

This study examines how options trading affects the rate of return expected by investors, i.e., the implied cost of equity capital. Our cross-sectional analysis suggests that firms with listed options have lower implied cost of equity capital than firms without listed options, while the results from our temporal difference-indifferences analysis suggest that firms with listed options experience a significant decrease in their implied cost of equity capital relative to a matched sample of firms without listed options following an options listing. Moreover, we find that within firms that have listed options, firms with higher options trading volume are associated with lower implied cost of equ..

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