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Market transparency, market quality, and sunshine trading

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  • de Frutos, M. Ángeles
  • Manzano, Carolina

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This paper analyzes the implications of pre-trade transparency on market performance. In competitive markets, transparency increases market liquidity and reduces price volatility, whereas these results may not hold under imperfect competition. More importantly, market depth and volatility might be positively related with proper priors. Moreover, we study the incentives for liquidity traders to engage in sunshine trading. We obtain that the choice of sunshine/dark trading for a noise trader is independent of his order size. The traders with higher liquidity needs are more interested in sunshine trading, as long as this practice is desirable.

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  • de Frutos, M. Ángeles & Manzano, Carolina, 2014. "Market transparency, market quality, and sunshine trading," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 17(C), pages 174-198.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finmar:v:17:y:2014:i:c:p:174-198
    DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2013.06.001
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    1. Silvio John Camilleri, 2015. "The Impact of Stock Market Structure on Volatility: Evidence from a Call Auction Suspension," International Journal of Financial Research, International Journal of Financial Research, Sciedu Press, vol. 6(2), pages 44-53, April.
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    Keywords

    Market microstructure; Transparency; Prior information; Market quality; Sunshine trading;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading

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