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Subject:  Liquidity Date:  3/14/2000  2:55 AM
Author:  chubbins Number:  590 of 2243

What are the main factors affecting a stock's liquidity? Specifically why does the value of some stocks fluctuate wildly when only a small fraction of the outstanding stock is traded? I have a specific example in mind where only a relatively small fraction of the oustanding shares (rougly 30%) are held by insiders and institutions.

Thanks - Tom
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