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Price formation and liquidity in the U.S. treasuries market: evidence from intraday patterns around announcements

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  • Michael J. Fleming
  • Eli M. Remolona

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We find striking intraday adjustment patterns for price volatility, trading volume, and bid-ask spreads in the U.S. Treasuries market around the time of macroeconomic announcements. The patterns suggest certain hypotheses about price formation and liquidity provision in multiple-dealer markets. These hypotheses assign new importance to public information, heterogeneous views, sluggish price discovery, traditional inventory-control behavior by market makers, and liquidity traders who react with a lag to price changes.

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  • Michael J. Fleming & Eli M. Remolona, 1996. "Price formation and liquidity in the U.S. treasuries market: evidence from intraday patterns around announcements," Research Paper 9633, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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    2. Francisco Alonso & Roberto Blanco & Ana del Río & Alicia Sanchis, 2000. "Estimating Liquidity Premia in the Spanish Government Securities Market," Working Papers 0017, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    4. Dominique Dupont, 1997. "Trading volume and information distribution in a market-clearing framework," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 1997-41, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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