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When is the order-to-trade ratio fee effective?

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  • NIdhi Aggarwal

    (Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur)

  • Venkatesh Panchapagesan

    (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore)

  • Susan Thomas

    (xKDR Forum)

Abstract

Regulators use measures such as a fee on high order to trade ratio (OTR) to slow down high frequency trading. Their impact on market quality is, however, mixed. We study a natural experiment in the Indian stock market where such a fee was introduced twice, with differences in motivation and implementation. Using a difference-in-difference approach, we find that the fee decreased OTR and improved market quality when it was imposed on all orders, while it had little effect when it was imposed selectively on some orders. Improvement in liquidity was driven by a reduction in adverse selection costs following lower OTR.

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  • NIdhi Aggarwal & Venkatesh Panchapagesan & Susan Thomas, 2022. "When is the order-to-trade ratio fee effective?," Working Papers 11, xKDR.
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    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
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