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Price formation on the EuroMTS platform

  • Guglielmo Maria Caporale
  • Alessandro Girardi

This article examines the process of price discovery in the Mercato Telematico dei Titoli di Stato (MTS) system, which builds on the parallel quoting of euro-denominated government securities on a number of (relatively large) domestic markets and on a (relatively small) European marketplace (EuroMTS). Using 27 months of daily data for 107 pairs of bonds, we present unambiguous evidence that trades on EuroMTS have a sizeable informational content.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 229-233

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:3:p:229-233
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