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Author Hachmeister, Alexandra.

Title Informed traders as liquidity providers : evidence from the German equity market / Alexandra Hachmeister ; with a foreword by Dirk Schiereck
Edition 1. Auflage
Published Wiesbaden : Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag : GWV Fachverlage, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 179 pages) : illustrations
Series Wirtschaftswissenschaft ; Bd. 66
Wirtschaftswissenschaft (European Business School) ; Bd. 66
Contents Institutional Set-up and Academic Framework -- Institutional Setting -- Liquidity -- Informed Trading -- Informed Trading and Liquidity -- Empirical Analyses -- Research Design -- Market Description: Liquidity and Informed Trading -- Trader Classification -- Liquidity Demand and Supply Behavior of Informed Traders -- Résumé
Summary Most market places in today's exchange industry operate on fully electronic trading systems. The predominant form of trading systems is the open limit order book pooling all buy and sell limit orders in one single order book. The attractiveness of an order book is determined by its liquidity. Consequently, liquidity is the competitive factor for an exchange. However, it is not the exchange that provides the liquidity but the limit orders standing in the order book. The question is: Who are these traders that provide liquidity on a voluntary basis? A high frequency transaction data set for the German equity market is the basis for Alexandra Hachmeister's extensive empirical analysis. This includes a detailed market description of the German equity market, a new methodological approach for the identification of informed traders and finally the analysis of the individual liquidity providing and demanding behavior of the identified informed traders. Questioning the existing theoretical literature on liquidity provision in equity markets, she finds strong evidence for liquidity providing behavior of informed traders
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Electronic trading of securities -- Germany.
Stocks -- Germany.
Liquidity (Economics)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783835095779
9783835007550 (paperback)
3835007556 (paperback)