How does liquidity react to stress periods in a limit order market?
AbstractThis paper looks at the interplay of volatility and liquidity on the Euronext trading platform during the December 2, 2002 to April 30, 2003 time period. Using transaction and order book data for some large- and mid-cap Brussels-traded stocks on Euronext, we study the ex-ante liquidity vs volatility and ex-post liquidity vs volatility relationships to ascertain if the high volatility led to decreases in liquidity and large trading costs. We show that the provision of liquidity remains adequate when volatility increases, although we do find that it is more costly to trade and that the market dynamics is somewhat affected when volatility is high.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Bank of Belgium in its series Working Paper Research with number 49.
Length: 67 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
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order book; volatility; liquidity;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
- C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
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- NEP-ALL-2005-07-25 (All new papers)
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