Pre-trade transparency and the information content of the limit order book

Huu Nhan Duong, Petko Stefanov Kalev, Yang Sun

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    This chapter investigates the influence of improved pre-trade transparency on the information content of the limit order book. Data from two natural experiments are examined: when the Sydney Futures Exchange increased the limit order book disclosure from the best bid and ask level to the best three price levels in 2001 and from the best three to the best five price levels in 2003. Evidence shows that the limit order book contains information on future return and volatility. The limit order book also becomes more informative following the two improvements in pre-trade transparency, with stronger result for the first event. The findings of this study highlight a diminishing benefit of additional limit order book disclosure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMarket Microstructure and Nonlinear Dynamics: Keeping Financial Crisis in Context
    EditorsGilles Dufrenot, Fredj Jawadi, Wael Louhichi
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    Pages25 - 50
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)9783319052120
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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