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Trading activity and liquidity supply in a pure limit order book market

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  • GRAMMIG, Joachim
  • HEINEN, Andréas
  • RENGIFO, Erick

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In this paper we perform an empirical analysis of the trading process in a pure limit order book market, the Xetra system which operates at various European exchanges. We study how present and past liquidity supply and demand as well as price volatility affect future trading activity and market resiliency, and discuss the results in the light of predictions implied by theoretical models of financial market microstructure. Using time series of reconstructed limit order books we identify latent factors which explain future order submission and cancelation decisions, according to hypotheses put forth by microstructure theory. We test these hypotheses with a new econometric methodology for the analysis of multivariate count processes.

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  • GRAMMIG, Joachim & HEINEN, Andréas & RENGIFO, Erick, 2004. "Trading activity and liquidity supply in a pure limit order book market," CORE Discussion Papers 2004058, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    1. Aitken, Michael & Almeida, Niall & deB. Harris, Frederick H. & McInish, Thomas H., 2007. "Liquidity supply in electronic markets," Journal of Financial Markets, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 144-168, May.
    2. Giampaoli, Iacopo & Ng, Wing Lon & Constantinou, Nick, 2009. "Analysis of ultra-high-frequency financial data using advanced Fourier transforms," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 47-53, March.
    3. Kempf, Alexander & Mayston, Daniel, 2006. "Liquidity commonality beyond best prices," CFR Working Papers 06-04, University of Cologne, Centre for Financial Research (CFR).

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    Keywords

    market microstructure; liquidity; trading activity; multivariate count process;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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