Pre-trade transparency and trade size
AbstractWe analyse how Pre-Trade Transparency (PTT) affects the behaviour of different stock traders. To do so, we exploit a natural experiment, that is the PTT change in the equity segment of Italian Stock Exchange (ISE) which occurred in July 2007, with the aim of reducing information asymmetries between individuals and intermediaries/institutional investors. We specify a dynamic empirical model for trade size and estimate it on a large panel of tick-by-tick data. Results suggest that increased transparency affects the dynamic trade pattern emerging from interacting strategic decisions of different traders. In addition, the contribution of the order flow disclosure both in reducing the adverse selection component of the bid--ask spread, and in weakening the sensitiveness to risk of the trade size also emerges. Overall, PTT enhancement should reduce the informative disequilibrium among market participants and improve the quality of the market.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.
Volume (Year): 22 (2012)
Issue (Month): 8 (April)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAFE20
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.