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Bid-ask spread and order size in the foreign exchange market: an empirical investigation

  • Liang Ding

    (Department of Economics, Macalester College, USA)

This article empirically examines the relationship between order sizes and spreads in the foreign exchange (FX) market based on a FX dealer's quotes. It is found that spreads are independent of order sizes in the inter-dealer market, but they are negatively correlated in the customer market. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Finance & Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 98-105

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