yield on a taxable bond as compensation for the unfavorable tax treatment. This extra compensation is the taxability premium.

Finally, bonds have varying degrees of liquidity. As we discussed earlier, there is an enormous number of bond issues, most of which do not trade on a regular basis. As a result, if you wanted to sell quickly, you would probably not get as good a price as you could otherwise. Investors prefer liquid assets to illiquid ones, so they demand a liquidity premium on top of all the other premiums we have discussed. As a result, all else being the same, less liquid bonds will have higher yields than more liquid bonds.

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