Competition, Signaling and Non-Walking Through the Book: Effects on Order Choice

Marcela Valenzuela, Ilknur Zer
2012 Social Science Research Network  
JEL classification: G15 G19 G20 Keywords: Limit order book Order aggressiveness Order-driven markets Walking through the book Competition Signaling a b s t r a c t We investigate the effects of competition and signaling in a pure order driven market and examine the trading patterns of agents when walking through the book is not allowed. Our results suggest that the variables capturing the cost of a large market order are not informative for an impatient trader under this market mechanism. We
more » ... o document that the competition effect is not present only at the top of the book but persistent beyond the best quotes. Moreover, it dominates the signaling effect for both a limit order and a market order trader. Finally, we show that institutional investors' order submission strategies are characterized by only a few pieces of the limit order book information. This is consistent with informed traders placing orders based on their own private valuations rather than the state of the book.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2122310 fatcat:ym32i7bfdzgu3k3myasnioiwpm