IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/apfiec/v20y2010i14p1085-1098.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Short horizon liquidity and trading activity in the US Treasury market: do inventory holding costs matter?

Author

Listed:
  • Kenneth Khang
  • Tao-Hsien Dolly King

Abstract

We examine the short horizon relation between liquidity and trading activity in the US Treasury market during nonannouncement periods at 5-, 10- and 30-minute intervals. Our results provide an interesting contrast to the findings of Lee et al. (1993), who examine this relation for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Similar to the NYSE, we find that market-makers adjust both spread and depth simultaneously in managing their inventory positions. However, in contrast to the NYSE, we find a positive, not negative, relation between trading activity and liquidity after controlling for adverse selection. These results are robust to whether we measure trading activity with volume or number of trades and whether we measure liquidity using bid-ask spread or depth.

Suggested Citation

  • Kenneth Khang & Tao-Hsien Dolly King, 2010. "Short horizon liquidity and trading activity in the US Treasury market: do inventory holding costs matter?," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(14), pages 1085-1098.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:20:y:2010:i:14:p:1085-1098
    DOI: 10.1080/09603101003761861
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09603101003761861
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Hasbrouck, Joel, 1991. " Measuring the Information Content of Stock Trades," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 46(1), pages 179-207, March.
    2. Martin D. D. Evans, 2017. "FX Trading and Exchange Rate Dynamics," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Studies in Foreign Exchange Economics, chapter 5, pages 189-245 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. Lee, Charles M C & Mucklow, Belinda & Ready, Mark J, 1993. "Spreads, Depths, and the Impact of Earnings Information: An Intraday Analysis," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 6(2), pages 345-374.
    4. Boni, Leslie & Leach, Chris, 2004. "Expandable limit order markets," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 7(2), pages 145-185, February.
    5. Huang, Roger D. & Cai, Jun & Wang, Xiaozu, 2002. "Information-Based Trading in the Treasury Note Interdealer Broker Market," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 11(3), pages 269-296, July.
    6. T. Clifton Green, 2004. "Economic News and the Impact of Trading on Bond Prices," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 59(3), pages 1201-1234, June.
    7. Leslie Boni & J. Chris Leach, 2002. "Supply contraction and trading protocol: an examination of recent changes in the U.S. Treasury market," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, pages 740-766.
    8. Michael W. Brandt & Kenneth A. Kavajecz, 2004. "Price Discovery in the U.S. Treasury Market: The Impact of Orderflow and Liquidity on the Yield Curve," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 59(6), pages 2623-2654, December.
    9. Harris, Milton & Raviv, Artur, 1993. "Differences of Opinion Make a Horse Race," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 6(3), pages 473-506.
    10. Stoll, Hans R, 1989. " Inferring the Components of the Bid-Ask Spread: Theory and Empirical Tests," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 44(1), pages 115-134, March.
    11. Branch, Ben & Freed, Walter, 1977. "Bid-Asked Spreads on the Amex and the Big Board," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 32(1), pages 159-163, March.
    12. Benjamin Cohen & Hyun Song Shin, 2002. "Positive feedback trading under stress: evidence from the US Treasury securities market," BIS Papers chapters,in: Bank for International Settlements (ed.), Market functioning and central bank policy, volume 12, pages 148-180 Bank for International Settlements.
    13. Kyle, Albert S, 1985. "Continuous Auctions and Insider Trading," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 53(6), pages 1315-1335, November.
    14. 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.
    15. Easley, David & O'Hara, Maureen, 1992. " Time and the Process of Security Price Adjustment," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 47(2), pages 576-605, June.
    16. Paolo Pasquariello & Clara Vega, 2007. "Informed and Strategic Order Flow in the Bond Markets," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 20(6), pages 1975-2019, November.
    17. Michael J. Fleming & Eli M. Remolona, 1999. "Price Formation and Liquidity in the U.S. Treasury Market: The Response to Public Information," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 54(5), pages 1901-1915, October.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:20:y:2010:i:14:p:1085-1098. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAFE20 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.