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Market structure and microstructure, in international interest rate futures markets

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  • McGroarty, Frank
  • ap Gwilym, Owain
  • Thomas, Steve

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We examine the role of market structure in identifying microstructure features of the NYSE.Euronext-LIFFE STIR futures market by comparing the ability of two bid-ask spread component models to explain bid-ask spreads. These two models differ only in their assumptions about whether or not market makers are present. The period we analyze includes data from pit-based trading alongside electronic market data. We explore how market structure affects the way private information influences bid-ask spreads and return volatility. A second part of our study employs intraday correlation to investigate these links in greater depth, while a third part looks at how private information and trading noise contribute to price evolution.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in International Business and Finance.

Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 253-266

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Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:24:y:2010:i:3:p:253-266

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Keywords: High frequency data Futures Market microstructure Asymmetric information Order-driven;

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