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Bid-ask spread and order size in the foreign exchange market: an empirical investigation

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  • Liang Ding

    (Department of Economics, Macalester College, USA)

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This article empirically examines the relationship between order sizes and spreads in the foreign exchange (FX) market based on a FX dealer's quotes. It is found that spreads are independent of order sizes in the inter-dealer market, but they are negatively correlated in the customer market. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Finance & Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 98-105

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  1. Carol Osler & Thang Nguyen & Tanseli Savaser, 2011. "Asymmetric Information and the Foreign-Exchange Trades of Global Custody Banks," Department of Economics Working Papers 2011-09, Department of Economics, Williams College.
  2. Frederick Van Gysegem & Michael Frömmel, 2011. "Spread Components in the Hungarian Forint-Euro Market," 2011 Meeting Papers 1260, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  3. Carol Osler & Xuhang Wang, 2012. "The Microstructure of Currency Markets," Working Papers, Brandeis University, Department of Economics and International Businesss School 49, Brandeis University, Department of Economics and International Businesss School.
  4. Saida Gtifa & Naoufel LIOUANE, 2013. "Bid-ask spread, order size and volatility in the foreign exchange market: an empirical investigation," E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics., E3 Journals, E3 Journals, vol. 4(12), pages 267-275.

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