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Registered trader participation during the Toronto Stock Exchange's pre-opening session

  • Ryan Davies

    (Department of Economics, Queen's University)

This paper documents order submission strategies during the Toronto Stock Exchange's pre-opening session. I find that the registered trader (RT) actively participates in the market opening despite not being able to set the opening price directly and not having an apparent informational advantage. I find that RT opening trades are profitable, are able to moderate overnight price changes, and may be motivated, in part, by inventory adjustment concerns. I focus on interlisted stocks that simultaneously open for trading under two different mechanisms and show how the comparative levels of pre-trade market transparency of each exchange impacts RT profits and participation.

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Paper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 997.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:qed:wpaper:997
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