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Supply Contraction and Trading Protocol: An Examination of Recent Changes in the U.S. Treasury Market


  • Boni, Leslie
  • Leach, J Chris


We investigate liquidity and trader behavior in the U.S. Treasury market during recent supply contractions. As in the precontraction period, dealers employ expandable order strategies to achieve greater-than-posted depth at the posted price and use expandable orders more often when expected information asymmetry is greater. Overall, however, dealers are less likely to discover greater-than-quoted depth during the supply contraction regimes. We find that, even after substantial losses in their market share of coupon Treasury trading, brokers reporting voice-brokered trading through GovPX provide an important protocol for depth discovery.

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  • Boni, Leslie & Leach, J Chris, 2002. "Supply Contraction and Trading Protocol: An Examination of Recent Changes in the U.S. Treasury Market," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 34(3), pages 740-762, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:34:y:2002:i:3:p:740-62

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