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Commonalities in the order book

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  • Helena, BELTRAN
  • Pierre, GIOT
  • Joachim, GRAMMIG

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Recent contributions to microstructure theory hint a commonalities in the price-depth pairs which constitute the open limit order book. In this paper we provide empirical evidence that indeed a small number of latent factors, two for each side of the book, capture most of the variation the price-depth pairs. The results also indicate that a heterogeneous trader population is active on the buy and sell sides. The respective latent factors explaining the by and sell side variation exhibit specific dynamics. When we exploit results from microstructure theory to empirically assess whether the majority of the book variation is due to either informational effects or non-informational fluctuations of liquidity we obtain mixed results.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences Economiques in its series Discussion Papers (ECON - Département des Sciences Economiques) with number 2005014.

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Date of creation: 01 Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ctl:louvec:2005014

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Keywords: limit order book; commonalities; liquidity; market microstructure;

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  1. Björn Hagströmer & Richard G. Anderson & Jane M. Binner & Birger Nilsson, 2009. "Dynamics in systematic liquidity," Working Papers 2009-025, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  2. Gomber, Peter & Schweickert, Uwe & Theissen, Erik, 2011. "Liquidity dynamics in an electronic open limit order book: An event study approach," CFR Working Papers 11-14, University of Cologne, Centre for Financial Research (CFR).
  3. Kempf, Alexander & Mayston, Daniel, 2006. "Liquidity commonality beyond best prices," CFR Working Papers 06-04, University of Cologne, Centre for Financial Research (CFR).
  4. Grammig, Joachin & Heinen, Andreas & Rengifo, Erick, 2004. "Trading activity and liquidity supply in a pure limit order book market: An empirical analysis using a multivariate count data model," MPRA Paper 8115, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Michael Chlistalla & Marco Lutat, 2011. "Competition in securities markets: the impact on liquidity," Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 149-172, June.

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