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The Role of Visual Analysis in the Regulation of Electronic Order Book Markets

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  • Mark E. Paddrik

    () (Office of Financial Research)

  • Richard Haynes

    () (U.S. Department of the Treasury)

  • Andrew E. Todd

    () (University of Virginia)

  • Peter A. Beling

    () (University of Virginia)

  • William T. Scherer

    () (University of Virginia)

Abstract

Electronic markets and automated trading have resulted in a drastic increase in the quantity and complexity of regulatory data. Reconstructing the limit order book and analyzing order flow is an emerging challenge for financial regulators. New order types, intra-market behavior and other exchange functionality further complicate the task of understanding market behavior at multiple levels. Data visualizations have proven to be a fundamental tool for building intuition and enabling exploratory data analysis in many fields. In this paper, we propose the incorporation of visualizations in the workflow of multiple financial regulatory roles, including market surveillance, enforcement, and supporting academic research.

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  • Mark E. Paddrik & Richard Haynes & Andrew E. Todd & Peter A. Beling & William T. Scherer, 2014. "The Role of Visual Analysis in the Regulation of Electronic Order Book Markets," Staff Discussion Papers 14-02, Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury.
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    1. Richard Bookstaber & Mark Paddrik, 2015. "An Agent-Based Model of Liquidity," Working Papers 15-18, Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury.

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    Visualization; Visual Databases; Financial Markets; Law Enforcement;

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