Testing the Relationship between Liquidity and Stock Returns in the Palestinian Banks Listed in the Palestine Exchange

This study examines the relationship between liquidity and stock returns in the Palestinian banks listed in the Palestine Exchange over the period July 2009–July 2018. The study uses three liquidity measures: trading probability (TP), turnover rate (TR), and the measure of Amihud (2002), ILLIQ. The results of Pearson’s correlation test showed a positive correlation between tow liquidity measures (TP and ILLIQ) and stock returns, and the results of fixed-effect model showed a significant effect for the same tow liquidity measures (TP and ILLIQ) on stock returns. So, in the context of Palestine, TP and ILLIQ seem to appear better measures for liquidity; thus, the investors can use these two measures of liquidity to predict the stock returns of the Palestinian banks.