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Liquidity, volume and price efficiency: The impact of order vs. quote driven trading

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  • Malinova, Katya
  • Park, Andreas

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As equity trading becomes predominantly electronic, is there still value to a traditional, intermediated dealer system? We address this question by comparing the impact of the organization of trading on volume, liquidity, and price efficiency in a quote-driven dealer market and in an order-driven limit order book. Small order price impacts are higher and large order price impacts are lower in a dealer market. Prices are more efficient in the limit order book, except when the level of informed trading is high. Volume is higher in a limit order market, making this system most attractive for trading venues.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Financial Markets.

Volume (Year): 16 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 104-126

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Handle: RePEc:eee:finmar:v:16:y:2013:i:1:p:104-126

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Keywords: Order and quote driven trading; Hybrid markets; Execution costs; Price efficiency; Liquidity;

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