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Does SIZE Matter? Liquidity Provision by the Nasdaq Anonymous Trading Facility

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  • Bruce Mizrach

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    (Rutgers University)

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I examine the effects of Nasdaq's introduction of an anonymous trading facility called SIZE. I compare SIZE to competing ECNs in terms of liquidity and market impact. Despite rapid growth, SIZE has not yet attained a significant market share and rarely influences short-run price evolution. I conclude with discussion of the Nasdaq-ECN mergers and speculate about a role for SIZE in trading listed securities.

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Paper provided by Rutgers University, Department of Economics in its series Departmental Working Papers with number 200602.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 09 Jan 2006
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Publication status: Published in Competition and Regulation in Network Industries 1, 2006, 471-85.
Handle: RePEc:rut:rutres:200602

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  1. Bruce Mizrach & Christopher J. Neely, 2006. "The transition to electronic communications networks in the secondary treasury market," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 527-542.
  2. Bruce Mizrach & Christopher J. Neely, 2007. "The microstructure of the U.S. treasury market," Working Papers 2007-052, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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