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

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  • Ryan Davies

    (Department of Economics, Queen's University)

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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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  • Ryan Davies, 2000. "Registered trader participation during the Toronto Stock Exchange's pre-opening session," Working Papers 997, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Registered trader; market transparency; interlisted securities; price discovery;

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    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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