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The Information Role Of Upstairs And Downstairs Trading

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  • GROSSMAN, S.J.

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The author assumes that customers do not continuously participate in all markets and that intermediaries are repositories of information about the ("unexpressed") demands of currently nonparticipating customers. A model of downstairs (i.e., centralized) versus upstairs (i.e., fragmented) markets is developed based on the assumption that upstairs (and not downstairs) dealers may possess information about unexpressed demand. The equilibrium liquidity of both markets is characterized by the trade-off between the benefits of information about unexpressed demand and the cost to the customer of trading in a fragmented market. Copyright 1992 by University of Chicago Press.

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Paper provided by Wharton School - Weiss Center for International Financial Research in its series Weiss Center Working Papers with number 22-90.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 1990
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Handle: RePEc:fth:pennif:22-90

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Keywords: competition ; demand ; information ; prices;

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  1. Sugato Chakravarty, 2002. "Stealth-Trading: Which Traders' Trades Move Stock Prices?," Finance 0201003, EconWPA.
  2. Grammig, Joachim & Schiereck, Dirk & Theissen, Erik, 2001. "Knowing me, knowing you: : Trader anonymity and informed trading in parallel markets," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 4(4), pages 385-412, October.
  3. Malinova, Katya & Park, Andreas, 2013. "Liquidity, volume and price efficiency: The impact of order vs. quote driven trading," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 104-126.
  4. Gomber, Peter & Sagade, Satchit & Theissen, Erik & Weber, Moritz Christian & Westheide, Christian, 2013. "Competition/fragmentation in equities markets: A literature survey," SAFE Working Paper Series 35, Center of Excellence SAFE - Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe, Goethe University Frankfurt.
  5. Geoffrey Booth, G. & Kallunki, Juha-Pekka & Lin, Ji-Chai & Martikainen, Teppo, 2000. "Internalization and stock price clustering: Finnish evidence," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(5), pages 737-751, October.
  6. Kirilenko, Andrei A., 2000. "On the endogeneity of trading arrangements," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 3(3), pages 287-314, August.
  7. José Ramón Martínez-Resano, 2005. "Size and heterogeneity matter. A microstructure-based analysis of regulation of secondary markets for governments bonds," Banco de Espa�a Occasional Papers 0501, Banco de Espa�a.
  8. Fan, Longzhen & Hu, Bill & Jiang, Christine, 2012. "Pricing and information content of block trades on the Shanghai Stock Exchange," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 378-397.
  9. Agarwal, Sumit & Liu, Chunlin & Rhee, S. Ghon, 2007. "Where does price discovery occur for stocks traded in multiple markets? Evidence from Hong Kong and London," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 46-63, February.
  10. Giovanni Cespa, 2003. "A Comparison of Stock Market Mechanism," CSEF Working Papers 94, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
  11. Katya Malinova & Andreas Park, 2009. "Liquidity, Volume, and Price Behavior: The Impact of Order vs. Quote Based Trading," Working Papers tecipa-358, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  12. Oehler, Andreas & Häcker, Mirko, 2003. "Kurseinfluss mittlerer und großer Transaktionen am deutschen Aktienmarkt," Discussion Papers 20, University of Bamberg, Chair of Finance.
  13. Brown, Philip & Thomson, Nathanial & Walsh, David, 1999. "Characteristics of the order flow through an electronic open limit order book," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 9(4), pages 335-357, November.
  14. Goldstein, Michael A. & Kavajecz, Kenneth A., 2004. "Trading strategies during circuit breakers and extreme market movements," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 301-333, June.
  15. J.Ramon Martinez-Resano, 2005. "Size And Heterogeneity Matter. A Microstructure-Based Analysis Of Regulation Of Secondary Markets For Government Bonds," Finance 0508007, EconWPA.
  16. Sylvain Friederich & Richard Payne, 2002. "Dealer liquidity in an auction market: evidence fom the London Stock Exchange," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 24947, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  17. Daniel Weaver & Xing Zhou, 2010. "The value of the floor," Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Springer, vol. 35(3), pages 221-243, October.

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